My grandsons Speech Therapist recommended this product and it is helping my grandson as advertised.
Try 1 of each! Naturally exercise the mouth muscles while drinking|||ARK 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, easiest), 1⁄2” (blue, medium), and 1⁄4” (teal, hardest). 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.
Also included are the Lips and Mustache options - these are the same length/difficulty as the yellow ¾" Lip Blok, but with extra fun and engaging designs.
Each Lip Blok fits into most standard drinking straws (measuring approximately .25" in diameter). This kit includes 1 yellow, 1 blue, 1 teal, 1 Lips, and 1 Mustache Lip Blok. Cups and straws sold separately. Or, you can add compatible straws from the pull-down menu above. Colors may vary.
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.