My child has severe oral aversion. These spoons are great for working towards allowing textured food in her mouth. Great product
Gentle bumps under the spoon bowl for sensory input|||Finally! The Textured Spoon Tip (an attachment for the Z-Vibe, both sold separately) has been a feeding therapy favorite for over 15 years. ARK's proSpoon™ has that same spoon bowl that we know and love, but now it's available as a standalone non-vibratory spoon.
ARK's proSpoon™ was specially designed by feeding therapist Debbie Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP to support easy feeding and food removal for young children. The size and shape of the spoon bowl are "just right" - big enough to hold an appropriate amount of food, but small enough to prevent the spoon from being overloaded with too much food.
As an extra bonus: the back of the spoon bowl has gentle bumps to help transition children from puréed to textured foods. These sensory bumps also stimulate the tongue and lower lip and provide added tongue stability.
It's a rigid spoon, but it does have slight flexibility to it so that it's gentle on the teeth (in case someone has a bite reflex and bites down on the spoon). This flexibility also means that you can bend the spoon slightly to make the handle curved - perfect for individuals who have limited hand dexterity to make self-feeding easier.
Please note: this is not a vibrating spoon. If you're looking for the vibrating spoon, please click here instead. Please also note: this is a spoon, not a chew tool. For lots of chew tool options, please click here instead.