- Oral Motor
- Fine Motor
Try one of each! An oral motor workout that also prevents straw biting or putting straws too far into the mouth|||Lip Blok® mouthpieces are a simple yet effective way to promote oral motor skills. They naturally exercise the mouth muscles to encourage tongue retraction, lip closure, and cheek tension. They also prevent individuals from thrusting the tongue forward, biting the straw for stability, or putting the straw too far into their mouths.
Lip Bloks come in three different lengths – 3⁄4” (yellow), 1⁄2” (blue), and 1⁄4” (turquoise). Start with the longest 3⁄4” length. Once the individual becomes accustomed to that length, switch to the 1⁄2”, and then finally to the 1⁄4”. Or, start with a flexible Lip Blok® (orange or magenta) and gradually trim the stem over time. This hierarchy slowly teaches individuals to put less and less of the straw into their mouths. When only 1⁄4” is inside the mouth, fluid is deposited in the front of the mouth where it is easier to manage and less likely to cause coughing or aspiration. With shorter lengths, you also get a better oral motor workout, as the tongue retracts more, the lips seal better, and the cheeks have more tension.
Each Lip Blok fits into most standard drinking straws (measuring approximately .25" in diameter). The Flexible Lip Bloks can also be pressed over most Krazy Straws. This kit includes one of each Lip Blok™ (the three sizes plus the flexible version in magenta and orange). Cups and straws sold separately. Or, you can add compatible straws from the pull-down menu above.
Made in the USA, medical grade, FDA compliant, no lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex.
Caution: Use of these products should be supervised at all times.
My child was born with Moebius Sydrome because of that he doesn't have face movements. We used these lip block in a straw and with a little help on his cheeks he was able to suck juice. Amazing!! Lorene Roque
just what we needed! help remand my daughter's downward tongue problem and helper improve her speech! Jerry
WOW! We have been searching for a tool to use with our preschool kiddos and this was the magic tool! Their little tongues popped right back in their mouths. THANK YOU! Kendal, MS, CCC-SLP
Worked magically to help a kiddo reduce her massive tongue protrusion and keep her tongue behind the teeth. I'm hoping it will teach the tongue to stay back so she can transition to a regular cup soon. She took to the 1/2" immediately, working on the 1/4"! Sarah, OTR/L
Great deal ... all lip blocks are great, the materials and sizes make them really good for adults too. Maria Jose Ramirez Sanchez
These are great, especially the 1/4 and 1/2 inch! This is a much easier way of getting young children to use only their lips to straw drink and has been very helpful in my practice. Many parents request additional items in order to have one ready at all times. The flexible Lip Bloks allow you to select the perfect size for your patients. A great invention!
I have seen great improvement in lip pursing and general oral muscle tone with use of the lip blok. I have also sent the lip blok home with families and they have seen continued benefit with home use and have been so pleased that such a simple option can benefit their child so much.
I wish these also came with a variation of wider straws. I love the variety of length of the lip block. But some of my boys cannot "purse" their lips enough to use these. However- with time I expect them to develop enough muscle strength to use these without trouble.
This is a great , because this is allowing the children drink of a good way also what will help to them keep purse their lips for a long time !
|feature:||Naturally exercise the mouth muscles|
|feature:||Encourage tongue retraction and proper oral positioning|
|feature:||Prevent the straw from going too far back in the mouth|
|feature:||Progress from yellow to blue to turquoise for increasing difficulty|
|feature:||Or, gradually trim the flexible mouthpieces (orange or magenta) over time for increasing difficulty|
|feature:||Made in the USA|
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