We are new to the sensory world and four year old seems to really enjoy this tool. We use it daily and are looking forward to seeing how this helps meet her input needs. It has really helped for moments when she has to wait for her food.
Friendly "pets" for sensory oral motor stimulation; Click to customize|||ARK's Z-Vibe® Animal Critter is a friendly way to provide sensory input and oral motor stimulation. Its smooth, gentle vibration helps normalize sensitivities and "wake up" the mouth at mealtimes. The fun animal characters create a friendly environment to help alleviate any stress or anxiety around feeding therapy. They immediately spark interest, improve concentration, and increase willingness to participate in therapy or eat at the kitchen table. Each tip has a variety of shapes and textures for tactile input both within the oral cavity and around the lips and face. Use the textured ears as spoons to decrease texture aversion. Or, use the bite blocks on the back of the tips to practice jaw grading and stability. They can also be used to work on biting/chewing skills, mouthing, and of course play therapy. Kids will love incorporating these playful "pets" into their speech and feeding therapy sessions!
Caution: the Z-Vibe is NOT a toy. It is a therapeutic tool intended to be used by a professional therapist (or by parents trained by their therapist). It contains small parts (including a battery) that may pose a choking hazard: direct adult supervision is required at all times.