Designed for those smaller mouths, ARK's Oral Motor proMini™ is a smaller version of our favorite Probe. 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 as an oral massage brush to stimulate the gums, palate, lips, cheek, and tongue by tapping, stroking, and applying gentle pressure. For individuals with oral sensitivities or aversions, start with the smooth sides, as they provide the least input. Then progress to the striated side, and eventually the bumpy side. You can also dip the proMini in foods for use as a "dipper spoon" in feeding therapy. This is an excellent tactic for beginning spoon-users and to introduce texture to puréed foods.
ARK's proMini was specifically designed with safety in mind. The handle is made out of a hard, medical grade plastic. Then the same soft, medical grade material as the Grabber® is molded through and around a loop at the end of the handle so that the tip will NOT fall off. 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.