The ARK Flexible Lip Blok mouthpiece is a simple, yet highly effective oral-motor tool. 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.

When purchased, the Flexible Lip Blok measures approximately 19mm in length.  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 until the mouthpiece measures 6.35mm in length. This hierarchy slowly teaches individuals to put less and less of the straw into their mouths. When only 6.35mm 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 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 Lip Blok has a 1.9 cm spout, which the child can more easily hold between his lips in the mouth.

The Lip Blok fits into most standard drinking straws (measuring approximately 6.35mm in diameter).

usa-flag.jpg Made in the USA, medical grade, FDA compliant, NO lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex.

Caution! – The use of these products should be supervised at all times.