ARK's Z-Vibe® with Blue Tip
ARK's Z-Vibe® is a vibratory oral motor tool that can help improve a variety of speech, feeding, and sensory skills. Its gentle vibration provides sensory stimulation to the lips, tongue, cheeks, and jaw. The vibration can help in calming, soothing and organizing the oral cavity.
- NO lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex
- The plastic Z-Vibe® is sold with the standard 1 Probe Tip only. Other tips need to be bought separately
- 1 Battery is included
- 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.
This item ships within Singapore only.
Increase Oral Awareness
The Z-Vibe is highly recommended for individuals with hyposensitivity and low oral tone. The gentle vibration can help increase sensory oral awareness and give proprioceptive input to the lips, cheeks, tongue, and jaw.
Normalise Oral Sensitivity and Food/Texture Aversions
The Z-Vibe is also recommended for hypersensitive individuals. In these cases, vibration as well as the various textures/shapes of the tips can help gradually normalise touch to the oral cavity and decrease oral aversions and sensory defensiveness (e.g tooth brushing).
Calming and regulation:
The Z-Vibe provides gentle sensory feedback to the lips, gums, tongue, jaw, and inside the cheek area. The gentle vibration (under supervised use)provides additional sensory input and can be helpful in calming and regulating your child, thereby reducing behaviour such as grinding or chewing on one's shirt.
Develop Oral Motor Skills:
The Z-Vibe provides a safe and effective way to work on oral motor skills for speech sounds and for chewing. These skills include: tongue elevation, tongue lateralization, lip closure for /m/ and chewing.
For instance, apply gentle pressure to the alveolar ridge (just behind the upper front teeth). Next, remove the Z-Vibe® and touch the same spot with his/her tongue tip. You can also follow up by prompting your child to say the tongue tip sounds /t/d/n/l/. lip/cheek/tongue awareness, lip closure, lip extension, jaw stability and grading, tongue and jaw dissociation, tongue elevation, tongue retraction and protrusion, tongue lateralization, and a tongue bowl.