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3 sizes (sold separately or as a kit) to improve lip closure, tongue retraction, and cheek tension|||ARK's Lip Blok® mouthpieces are simple yet effective oral motor tools. They naturally exercise the mouth muscles to discourage tongue-thrusting, promote tongue retraction, and correct overall tongue positioning. They also prevent individuals from biting the straw or putting it too far into their mouths. Simply press them into the top of a straw, and drink.
Lip Bloks come in three different lengths – 3⁄4” (yellow), 1⁄2” (blue), and 1⁄4” (turquoise). For the best results, 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”. 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. Lip Bloks fit into most standard drinking straws (measuring approximately .25" in diameter). Cups and straws sold separately, or you can add compatible straws via the pull-down menu above.
MADE in the USA out of medical grade, FDA compliant plastic that contain NO lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex.
Caution: Use of these products should be supervised at all times.
My twin boys are 2yrs old. They were 8 weeks premature. We started the straw cups about a month ago & the speech therapist recommended that we get the lip bloks to help with the strength of their facial muscles. The boys took to using them with ease. Great price.
My son 2 year old has poor oral tone. Everyone said to have him drink from a straw cup and we did with ease didn't help a lot. After stumbly upon this product I learned this is what I really needed. I love this product!
I really like this set of graduated lip stops. I always try to have a set on hand a) to use with a toddler and b) to show or demo with a parent as I describe the function/purpose of this 'tool' for their child.