“ARK’s Lip Blok® prevents individuals from biting the straw and/or inserting the straw too far into the mouth. Use these mouthpieces to discourage tongue-thrusting, to promote tongue retraction, and to correct overall tongue position. They can also be helpful with tensing for controlled lip and tongue movement. The Lip Blok® fits into any regular straw and comes in three different lengths – 1/4″”, 1/2″”, and the standard 3/4″”. Each Lip Blok® is constructed of medical grade materials that are FDA compliant and contain no lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex.
ARK’s Lip Blok™ works the mouth muscles naturally. Simply press the stem into any regular drinking straw, and you’re set to go!
Use the longest 3/4″” Lip Blok™ first, then the 1/2″”, and finally the 1/4″”. This hierarchy allows individuals to slowly adjust to the shorter length, which in turn teaches them to insert less of the straw into the mouth.
Try varying the liquid consistencies to supplement your other intervention strategies for increasing sensory awareness, symmetry, coordination, graded control for liquids, jaw stability, and lip, tongue, and cheek function.”
The Lip Blocks are sold in single pieces; use the option to confirm the size required.