Designed by speech-language pathologist Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP, ARK’s Oral Motor Probe™ is an excellent tool for oral motor treatment and sensory development. It has a rectangular tip that is bumpy on one side, striated on the other, and smooth along the edges. These textured surfaces provide tactile input, awareness, and sensation. Use it to stimulate the gums, palate, lips, cheek, and tongue by tapping, stroking, and applying gentle pressure.
The white handle is rigid for an easy grip. The blue tip is softer with more “give” to be gentle on the lips, tongue, cheeks, and tongue. At less than 5 inches in length, they’re super lightweight, compact, and portable. Ideal for oral motor exercises, gum massage, and sensory stimulation whether you’re at home, in therapy, or anywhere in between.
- Made in the USA, medical grade, FDA compliant
- NO lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex
- Recommended for ages approximately 2.5 years and up (depending on the mouth size). For children under 2.5 years, we recommend ARK’s proMini which has a smaller tip. That being said, babies younger than 2.5 still do use the Probe, too (as in the action shot above as a “dipper spoon”).
- The Probe does not vibrate. To see the vibrating version of the Probe, click here.
Caution: this therapeutic tool should be used under adult supervision at all times.