This fun kit is a fun-loving must-have for your sensory oral motor treatment plan. The cat, mouse, and dog's charming and familiar faces captivate children's attention and increase their willingness to participate in therapy. Use it to provide a varied sensory experience and/or to provide targeted tactile cues within the oral cavity. Vibration can also be very calming, soothing, and organizing.
- Made in the USA, medical grade, FDA compliant
- NO lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex
- Includes 1 Royal Blue Vibe, 1 Hard Cat Tip, 1 Hard Mouse Tip and 1 Soft Dog Tip
- One battery included (please note: this is a special Vibe Battery not sold in stores - we recommend buying a spare)
- Vibe measures approximately 6.5" in length and less than half of an inch in diameter
- Recommended for individuals of all ages and abilities under the guidance of a therapist or a trained caregiver
For hygienic reasons, this product cannot be returned.
Why it works?
Most of us are either visual or auditory learners. But when these two senses are not enough, you may need to physically direct the articulators for certain speech and feeding skills. This Vibe is an ideal tool to help you do so. Therapists (and trained caregivers) can use it to provide targeted tactile cues within the oral cavity to teach tongue elevation, tongue lateralization, lip closure, rotary chewing, and much more. For example, use the Vibe to apply gentle pressure to the alveolar ridge (just behind the upper front teeth). Then remove the Z-Vibe® and instruct the individual to touch the same spot with his/her tongue tip. You can also follow up by prompting the individual to say the tongue tip sounds /t/d/n/l/.
When just touching the lips, tongue, cheeks, etc. doesn’t provide enough input, simply turn the Z-Vibe® on. Its gentle vibration provides a new level of tactile awareness for additional sensory feedback, to help "wake up" the mouth, and to draw more acute attention to specific movements of the cheek, jaw, lips, and tongue.
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).
Caution: This 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.