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ARK's Flexible Lip Blok® Mouthpieces

ARK's Flexible Lip Blok® Mouthpiece

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  • Product Description

    Flexible straw mouthpieces that can be trimmed over time for to gradually increase the difficulty|||ARK's popular standard Lip Blok® is now available in a flexible version!  This simple yet effective oral motor tool naturally exercises the mouth muscles to help discourage tongue thrusting, encourage tongue retraction, and correct overall tongue positioning. They also prevent individuals from putting the straw too far into their mouths.  Simply press the Lip Blok into the top of a straw, and drink.

    When purchased, the Flexible Lip Blok measures 3/4" in length.  Once the individual becomes accustomed to that length, trim the mouthpiece slightly.  Once the individual is comfortable drinking from the new length, trim it slightly again.  Repeat until the mouthpiece measures 1/4" in length. 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 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.  

    Choose your color (orange or magenta) from the pull-down menu above.  Each Lip Blok is sold individually.  

    Straws and cups sold separately, or you can add a set of 40 compatible straws via the pull-down menu above.  In addition to fitting into most regular drinking straws (measuring approximately .25" in diameter), they can also be pressed over Krazy Straws.

    usa-flag.jpg Made in the USA, medical grade, FDA compliant, NO lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex.

    triangle.jpeg Caution: Use of these products should be directly supervised at all times.  

     

     

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    1. Serves it's purpose!

      Works perfect for its intended use!

    2. Helpful to stop child from chewing on their straw

      This is a good idea to stop biting of straws. I wish they were a little longer my child pulls it out if the straw

    3. Helpful to promote lip closure

      I´m speech therapist and this product is ideal for those kids that chew the straw. It gives a support point on the lips instead of the theeth. I personally prefer the texture of the flexible one in general, but for some kids the hard one could be better.

    4. Great PRODUCT

      This product is amazing. My son chews on all his straws and this is one he has not broken. The material is fantastic.

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    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: Gradually trim the mouthpiece over time (¼" at a time) to increase the difficulty
    feature: Made in the USA!
    feature: See full details below
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