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ARK's Bite Blocks for Jaw Grading & Stability

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A$27.93
Perfect for working on jaw grading and stability Each "arm" has a different thickness Sensory bumps help provide extra grip for the teeth Sold as a set (1 orange, 1 magenta, and 1 teal) Made in the USA See full details below

6 different thicknesses built-in to work on jaw grading and stability|||ARK’s Bite Blocks are a great complement to any oral motor tool box.  Specially designed to work on jaw grading and stability, each arm has a different thickness to practice various jaw heights:

  • The orange arms are .125” and .2” thick (labeled 1 and 2, respectively)
  • The magenta arms are .3” and .4” thick (labeled 3 and 4, respectively)
  • The teal arms are .5” and .6” thick (labeled 5 and 6, respectively)

What is jaw grading and stability?  Jaw grading is the ability to have controlled movements of the jaw to various jaw heights needed for speech and feeding skills.  For example, note the difference in your jaw when saying “eee” vs “ahhh”.  Or, imagine biting into a cracker vs a sandwich/burger.  Your jaw has to open to different heights to accommodate those different sounds and foods.  Jaw stability is the strength, coordination, and endurance needed to do so without the jaw sliding forward and/or sideways.  Each Bite Block set comes with instructions including four exercises to help work on these skills.

These Bite Blocks are firm for good resistance during jaw exercises, but not 100% rigid to be gentle on the teeth (for softer options to work on chewing skills, see the Grabber and/or Y-Chew).  Each arm also has gentle sensory bumps to grip the teeth.

  • usa-flag.jpg Made in the USA, medical grade, FDA compliant
  • No BPA, PVC, lead, phthalates, or latex
  • Each block measures 7.25" long in total, with each "arm" measuring about 2.9" long and .5" wide.
  • Each arm has a different thickness (.125", .2", .3", .4", .5", and .6")
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Sold in a set (1 orange, 1 magenta, and 1 teal)
  • Patent pending

triangle.jpeg Caution: this therapeutic tool should be used under adult supervision at all times.

 

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