ARK's proSqueezer™ Lip, Tongue, & Jaw Exerciser Set

$39.00

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Description


Invented by Angeliki Xygka, BSc / MSc, SLP and developed by ARK, the proSqueezer is an oral motor tool specifically designed to facilitate biting skills, tongue elevation, and lip closure.  The V shape provides resistance as you squeeze it - perfect for exercising the jaw, tongue, and/or lips.

The proSqueezer comes in a set of three difficulty levels: magenta (easiest), yellow (medium), and orange (hardest).  Start with the magenta proSqueezer and eventually progress to the yellow and orange ones.  The orange one provides the most resistance for increased difficulty.

Angeliki is a speech and language therapist, myofunctional therapist, and SI therapist based in Athens, Greece with over 25 years of experience, specializing in Apraxia, speech and language delay, stuttering, feeding therapy, and tongue thrust therapy.  Be sure to check out the video above where she demonstrates how to use these unique tools.    

An excellent addition to any oral motor tool bag!

  • usa-flag.jpg Made in the USA, medical grade, FDA compliant
  • No BPA, PVC, lead, phthalates, or latex
  • Each tool measures about 7.5" long and 1.3" at the widest part
  • Dishwasher-safe (no drying cycle or added heat)
  • Sold here as a set (1 magenta, 1 yellow, and 1 orange)
  • Also available separately as tip attachments for the Z-Vibe
  • Patent pending

triangle.jpeg Caution: this therapeutic tool should be used under adult supervision at all times.



EXERCISES TO WORK ON BITING SKILLS:

  1. Place the proSqueezer in front of the mouth and ask the individual to bite down 5 times using the front teeth.  Then bite and hold for up to 5 seconds.
  2. Place the proSqueezer in between the premolars to one side.  Ask the individual to bite down 5 times.  Then bite and hold for up to 5 seconds.
  3. Repeat on the other side of the mouth.
 
EXERCISES TO WORK ON LIP CLOSURE:
 
  • Place the proSqueezer in front of the mouth and ask the individual to squeeze the lips closed 5 times (using only the lips, no teeth).
  • Then ask them to squeeze and hold for up to 5 seconds.


TO WORK ON TONGUE ELEVATION: 
  • Place the V part of the proSqueezer partly inside the mouth.  Instruct the individual to lift the tool up with the tip of their tongue (using only the tongue, without the jaw assisting).
  • Then ask them to squeeze and hold for up to 5 seconds.