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Teach the concept of tongue lateralization and/or elevation|||ARK's oro-Navigator™ is an oral motor tool specifically designed to promote lateral tongue movement. Use it to navigate the tongue from side to side to establish the concept of tongue lateralization, or up and down to establish the concept of tongue elevation. Simply place the cuff over the side (or front) of the tongue to guide it.
Caution: this therapeutic tool should be used under adult supervision at all times.
I was introduced to this product by Diane Bahr at a recent feeding course. I have since purchased this product and used it to assist with tongue placement, specifically lateralization. The only drawback that I have found with this product is that it cannot be used with most of the children that I see who are under the age of 2, as their mouths are typically too small. It would be wonderful to have a smaller version of this product for that population.