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for Oral Sensitivities

Oral sensitivities can cause a lot of problems, whether at the dentist's office, in speech therapy, or at the dinner table. To normalize sensitivities in the mouth, it's important to gradually introduce new textures and sensations orally. Mouthing and chewing chew tools is an easy and non-invasive way to provide a varied sensory experience. Start with the smooth Grabbers and progress to the Y-Chews and Textured Grabbers. Use the Probe, proPreefer, and proMini to stimulate the gums, palate, cheeks, and tongue by stroking and applying gentle pressure.  Use the Z-Vibe for a new level of tactile input (vibration can be very effective in normalizing sensation, both when there is little to no oral awareness and when the mouth is overly sensitive). During mealtimes, try feeding with the Z-Spoon, starting with the regular Spoon Tips and progressing to the textured ones. For more tips on oral defensiveness and aversions, visit our blog here.

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  • ARK's Oral Motor Probe
    ARK's Oral Motor Probe™ $7.99
    A versatile go-to tool for oral motor treatment, feeding therapy, and sensory development|||Designed by speech-language pathologist Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP, ARK's Oral Motor Probe™ is an excellent tool for oral...
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  • ARK's Oral Motor proMini
    ARK's Oral Motor proMini™ $7.99
    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...
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  • ARK's Oral Motor Probe Set
    ARK's Oral Motor Probe Set $24.00 $19.99
    Textured tools for tactile input, awareness, sensation, massage, and more|||Save by buying these oral motor tools together! Combo pack includes 1 Probe, 1 proPreefer, and 1 proMini. Designed by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP,...
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  • ARK's Textured Grabber® (soft & chewy)
    ARK's Textured Grabber® $7.99
    Soft and textured - recommended for mild chewers, those with a weak jaw, and/or those who need increased tactile input|||ARK's Textured Grabber® is an oral motor chew tool that comes in 3 toughness levels.  This...
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  • ARK's Z-Vibe® Vibrating Oral Motor Tool (Royal Blue)
    ARK's Z-Vibe® Vibrating Oral Motor Tool $29.99
    The ultimate all-in-one oral motor tool - that vibrates!  **Click to see all colors**|||ARK's Z-Vibe® is a vibratory oral motor tool that can help build oral tone and improve a variety of speech, feeding, and...
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  • ARK's Z-Spoon™ Sensory Feeding Tool
    ARK's Z-Spoon™ Sensory Feeding Tool $29.99
    A vibrating feeding therapy spoon to "wake up" and/or de-sensitize the mouth during mealtimes|||ARK's Spoon Tip attachments turn any Z-Vibe® into the ultimate sensory feeding tool. Their size, shape, and shallow bowl...
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  • ARK's Z-Vibe® Animal Critter
    ARK's Z-Vibe® Animal Critter $34.99
    Friendly sensory critters for sensory oral motor stimulation|||ARK's Z-Vibe® Animal Critter is a friendly way to provide sensory input and oral motor stimulation.  Its smooth, gentle vibration helps...
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  • ARK's Textured Spoon Tip
    ARK's Textured Spoon Tip $5.99
    Stabilize the tongue and work on food aversions / oral defensiveness|||ARK's Textured Spoon Tip attachments turn any Z-Vibe® into the ultimate sensory feeding tool.  They're similar to the standard...
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  • ARK's Textured Bite-n-Chew Tip XL
    ARK's Textured Bite-n-Chew Tip XL $5.99
    Extra Long to reach the back molars, Textured for tactile input|||ARK's Textured Bite-n-Chew Tip XL is a tip attachment for the Z-Vibe® specially designed to work on biting and chewing oral motor skills.  At 2.5...
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  • ARK's Y-Chew® 2 Level Combo (Blue/Orange)
    ARK's Y-Chew® 2 Level Combos $16.00 $14.99
    Graduate from soft to hard as a hierarchy to gradually build jaw strength - click to see all colors|||ARK's Y-Chew® and Y-Chew® XT sold together for a savings!  The blue and yellow Y-Chews are soft and chewy -...
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  • Tri-Chew®
    Tri-Chew® $8.99
    Textured mouthing tool for babies|||Invented by Debra Beckman, MS, CCC-SLP, as a mouthing tool for babies and toddlers, the Tri-Chew® has ridges, bumps, and swirls on each end to simulate the various textures of food...
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  • Textured Spoons (Small or Large)
    Textured Spoons - Small or Large $13.99
    For increased awareness, stability, and tactile input during feeding therapy|||Invented by speech language pathologist Lori Johnson, MS, CCC/SLP, this popular spoon has a textured bottom that provides increased awareness and...
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