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Three different textures for gentle gum massage and tactile input for babies|||Designed for those smaller mouths, ARK's Oral Motor proMini™ is a smaller version of our favorite Probe. It has a rectangular tip that is bumpy on one side, striated on the other, and smooth along the edges. These textured surfaces provide tactile input, awareness, and sensation. Use as an oral massage brush to stimulate the gums, palate, lips, cheek, and tongue by tapping, stroking, and applying gentle pressure. For individuals with oral sensitivities or aversions, start with the smooth sides, as they provide the least input. Then progress to the striated side, and eventually the bumpy side. You can also dip the proMini in foods for use as a "dipper spoon" in feeding therapy - a great tactic for beginning spoon-users and/or to introduce texture to puréed foods.
The white handle is rigid for an easy grip. The turquoise tip is softer with more "give" to be gentle on the lips, tongue, cheeks, and tongue. At less than 5 inches in length, they’re super lightweight, compact, and portable. Ideal for oral motor exercises, gum massage, and sensory stimulation whether you’re at home, in therapy, or anywhere in between.
Caution: this therapeutic tool should be used under adult supervision at all times.
I have used this also for years and it is very baby friendly. Has greatly added to my oral programs with babies with decreased tongue movement and sensation.
Great for infants needing oral stimulation! I always keep several on hand.
This is by far my favorite tongue tool! It is small and fits small hands and mouths. The texture and firmness of the tip is perfect for a variety of oral sensory tasks that the child can do independently while imitating adult model. It is much more attractive than tongue blades. Great tool for little mouths!
|feature:||Sensory oral motor / feeding therapy staple|
|feature:||Bumps on one side, lines on the other for varied sensory stimulation|
|feature:||This is a slightly smaller version of ARK's Probe (for babies and toddlers)|
|feature:||Personally made by ARK in Columbia, SC, USA|
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