ARK’s Moustache Straw Topper - Flexible Lip Blok® Mouthpiece
ARK's Moustache Straw Topper is a simple yet effective oral motor tool – and it’s big fun too! It naturally exercises the mouth muscles to discourage tongue-thrusting, promote tongue retraction, and correct overall tongue positioning. It also prevents individuals from biting the straw or putting it too far into their mouths. Simply press it into the top of a straw, and drink! Lip Bloks are often recommended by Speech or Occupational Therapists, as part of a program to improve oral motor tone and control (please ask your healthcare professional for advice).
The Moustache Straw Topper measures 3/4" (1.9cm) long. Once the individual becomes accustomed to that length, trim the mouthpiece slightly. Once the individual is comfortable drinking from the new length, trim it slightly again. Repeat this until the mouthpiece measures 1/4" (0.7cm) long. This hierarchy slowly teaches individuals to put less and less of the straw into their mouths. When only 1⁄4” length is inside the mouth, fluid is deposited in the front of the mouth where it is easier to manage and less likely to cause coughing or aspiration. With shorter lengths, you also get a better oral motor workout, as the tongue retracts more, the lips seal better, and the cheeks have more tension.
The Moustache Straw Topper fits into most standard plastic drinking straws (measuring approximately 1/4” (0.7cm) in diameter).
It is not suitable for wide plastic straws or paper straws. It is also not compatible with ARK’s Tubing Straws as they are too flexible. In this case please use a Standard Lip Blok (available separately)
ONE Moustache Straw Topper is supplied
Straws, cups, and accessories are sold separately
ARK’s Moustache Straw Topper is made from medical grade materials - Free from BPA, latex, lead, phthalates and PVC
Please note – this product is not a toy and should always be used under adult supervision
|Dimensions||Length 3/4" (1.9cm)|
|Features||Flexible, Fits Standard Straws|