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The most popular Z-Vibe kit with a customizable set of 5 tips|||ARK's Travel Kit includes: 1 Z-Vibe® handle and 5 interchangeable tip attachments. The default options are: 1 Royal Blue handle, 1 Probe Tip, 1 Preefer Tip, 1 Mini Tip, 1 Hard Spoon Tip, and 1 Soft Spoon Tip (as pictured). However, you can customize any of these options using the pull-down menus above to create a custom oral motor sensory toolkit specific to your needs. For example, if you already have or don't need the Spoon Tips, try trading them out for a Fine Tip (to target specific areas in the mouth) and a Popette Tip (to use lollipops with your Z-Vibe). Click the "Options" tab above to learn more.
Each component of the ARK Z-Vibe Travel Kit is available separately, but you save by buying them in a bundle here.
Please note: the unit comes with a special Vibe Battery not available in stores. We recommend buying a spare using the pull down menu above. A sturdy plastic storage case is also available as an optional add-on. To turn the unit on, simply twist the Switch Tip *just* until it starts to vibrate (please do not over-tighten). For more information on each individual tip, click here or see the "Options" tab above.
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.
Designed with versatility in mind, there are over 25 (and counting) tip attachments available in various shapes and textures. All of the standard and most popular tips are available as options for this kit.
With three different textures (smooth, bumpy, and striated), the Probe Tip is our most popular and versatile tip option for sensory oral motor stimulation and tactile cues.
The Mini Tip is the same design, only smaller for children under 2.5 years of age (depending on their mouth size).
The Preefer Tip is rounded for when a "rolling" action is desired.
The Fine Tip allows you to target very specific spots within the oral cavity.
The Spoon Tips are a must for feeding therapy.
The Textured Spoon Tips have gentle bumps under the spoon bowl for added tactile input.
The soft tip options are recommended for individuals with a bite reflex and/or sensory issues, as they are softer and have more "give."
The Bite-n-Chew Tips are designed for practicing biting, chewing, and oral motor skills.
The Popette Tip is an adaptor that lets you use lollipops, Toothettes, or DentaSwabs with the Z-Vibe.
The Tongue Tip has a hole in the center - have the individual put his/her tongue tip through the whole, then guide it from left to right to establish the concept of tongue lateralization, or up and down for elevation. It's also the largest tip, and thus can be placed flat on the tongue for the most sensory awareness.