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NEW! ARK's Probe, Preefer, and Mini Tips are unique oral motor tools for speech and feeding therapy. Use them with any of ARK's Vibe handles to stimulate the gums, palate, cheek, and tongue through stroking and by applying pressure. The gentle vibrations of the Vibe handles"wake up"the mouth and provide additional sensory input. This listing is for 1 Probe Tip, 1 Preefer Tip, and 1 Mini Tip. Vibe handles are sold separately.
MADE in the USA out of medical grade, FDA compliant materials that contain NO lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex.
Caution: this therapeutic tool should be used under adult supervision at all times. The Probe Tip has three different surfaces: bumpy, striated, and smooth. Designed for use in those smaller mouths, the Mini Tip is a smaller version of the popular Probe Tip. The Preefer Tip is cylindrical with long ridges along its circumference that are specifically designed for when a"rolling"action is desired. The textured surfaces of these tips provide tactile input, awareness, and sensation both within the oral cavity as well as outside the mouth on the cheeks, neck, and arms. These new and improved tips are constructed of one solid piece of material. Their sleek, one-piece design ensures that there are no holes or crevices that could harbor moisture or bacteria. Each tip is constructed of medical grade materials that are FDA compliant and contain no lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex. Use these tips to work on oral defensiveness and/or food aversions by de-sensitizing the mouth and introducing it to new textures. They can also be used to work on a variety of skills during speech, feeding, and oral motor therapy. Some of these skills may include:
Jaw stability and/or jaw grading Tongue tip elevation Tongue lateralization Tongue blade elevation Tongue retraction or protrusion Lip awareness Lip closure Lip extension Facial stimulation and much more! For detailed instructions and exercises, check out Tips & Techniques for the Z-Vibe, a how-to guide written by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP.