NEW! ARK's Soft Probe Tip is a unique oral motor tool for speech and feeding therapy. Use it 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 the Soft Probe Tip only. 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. These textured surfaces provide tactile input, awareness, and sensation. The Soft Probe Tip is more flexible than the standard Probe Tip. This new and improved tip is constructed of one solid piece of material. The 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 the Probe Tip to work on oral defensiveness and/or food aversions by de-sensitizing the mouth and introducing it to new textures. It 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 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.