ARK Therapeutic Z-Vibe Vibrating Oral Motor Tool
The Z-Vibe is a vibratory oral motor tool that helps build oral tone to improve a variety of speech, feeding and sensory skills. Use it to provide a varied sensory experience and/or to provide targeted tactile cues within the oral cavity. Its gentle vibration provides a new level of sensory stimulation to increase oral focus and draws more attention to the lips, tongue, cheeks, and jaw. The vibrations can also be very calming, soothing, and organizing.
Features and Benefits of using the Z-Vibe include-
- Increases oral awareness and motor skills which are needed to make sounds
- Decreases oral sensitivities and feeding aversions by gently introducing texture
- The vibration can calm and soothe the user
- Teaches biting and chewing skills which can help transition from soft to solid foods
- Can help to improve oral defensiveness, such as challenges when brushing teeth
- Compatible with a wide range of Z-Vibe Tips (available separately) to support various speech and occupational therapy exercises
The Z-Vibe's design features a lightweight, plastic handle with gentle bumps around its circumference for a non-slip grip. This texture can also be brushed along the cheeks, arms, hands, etc. for additional tactile input. The handle comes with a blue Probe Tip on one end and a Switch Tip on the other. Use the Probe Tip for oral motor assessment and development. To turn the unit on, simply twist the Switch Tip at the opposite end of the handle just until the unit starts to vibrate (please do not over-tighten).
The handle measures approximately 16cm long and 1cm in diameter
Designed with versatility in mind, there are multiple tip attachments available to purchase in various sizes, textures, and resilience levels. The same handle can be used for multiple tasks by just swapping out one tip for another.
Contents – You will receive one Z-Vibe is a handle colour of your choice – please select by using the drop-down box. A Probe Tip, Switch Tip and battery are included.
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. To turn the unit on, twist the Switch Tip into the handle *just* until it starts to vibrate (please do not over tighten). Please note that the battery is a special Z-Vibe battery, not sold in stores. The handle can be wiped clean with a disinfecting spray. The oral tips can be washed in warm, soapy water or placed in the top rack of a dishwasher.
|Dimensions||Handle approx 16cm long|
|Features||Instructions Included, Interchangeable Tips Available|