An oral motor workout disguised as mealtime fun! Do you have a child who is biting on straws or putting them too far into his/her mouth? Or do you need to work on oral motor skills like lip closure, tongue retraction, and cheek tension? If so, Lip Straw Topper provides an excellent oral motor workout.
The Lip functions the same as the Flexible Lip Blok® - simply press the stem into the top of a regular straw, and you're ready to drink. Lip Bloks naturally exercise the mouth muscles to help build oral tone, discourage tongue thrusting, decrease tongue protrusion, and correct overall tongue and lip positioning.
As an added bonus, these lips are firm yet flexible. This means that you can trim the mouthpiece over time to increase the oral motor difficulty. When purchased, the mouthpiece measures 2cm in length. Once the individual becomes comfortable drinking from that length, trim it very slightly. When the individual becomes comfortable at the new length, trim it again. Repeat until the mouthpiece is only 0,5cm long. Ideally, you only want 0,5cm of the straw inside the mouth. Not only does this deposit liquid in the front of the mouth where it's easier to orally manage, but it also makes the lips close better, the cheeks tighten more, and the tongue tense and retract more for a better and natural oral motor workout.