Developed in partnership with Shari Martin, OTR/L, ARK’s Bite Tube Tip for the Z-Vibe is specially designed for targeted, functional biting and chewing practice.
It’s much like the Bite-n-Chew Tip XL, only with a hollow centre for food. Simply fill the tube with soft foods, such as apple sauce, yogurt, stage 1 baby foods, etc. Use the Bite Tube Tip to establish the concept of needing to bite and chew to eat food. It’s also an excellent way to incorporate real food as you practice the motor planning of eating skills.
The Bite Tube Tip comes in two different versions: smooth (purple) or textured (blue). For individuals with oral defensiveness, start with the smooth tip and gradually progress to the textured one. For individuals who need more proprioceptive input to the mouth, the textured version provides both tactile input and added resistance. For individuals with a weak bite, start with this hollow Bite Tube Tip and progress to a solid Bite-n-Chew Tip .
Use any of these tips to improve chewing motion and jaw strength. If desired, you can trim the Bite Tube Tip to a shorter length with a pair of scissors. A wonderful addition to any feeding / oral motor therapy toolbox!
- Made in the USA, medical grade, FDA compliant
- No lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex
- Measures approximately 1 x 1 x 5cm
- To be used with either the Z-Vibe or Z-Grabber handle sold separately
Caution: this therapeutic tool should be used under adult supervision at all times.