As a mouthing tool, ARK's Grabber® provides an excellent opportunity for the mouth to learn through jaw movement, tongue movement, and oral exploration. Use it to help with oral defensiveness, to decrease food aversions, and/or as a safe and durable alternative to tooth-grinding and chewing on hazardous non-food items. In addition to these benefits, the Grabber® can also be used to work on a wide variety of oral motor exercises to improve speech and feeding skills.
Written by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP, the speech-language pathologist who designed ARK's Grabber®, Tips & Techniques for the Grabber® Family details these oral motor exercises. It is a quick and easy reference guide explaining how, when, and where to use the entire Grabber® Family, including the Grabber®, Grabber XT®, Textured Grabber®, Scented Grabber®, and Baby Grabber®. It is a 28-page, easy-to-carry, spiral-bound book with detailed instructions and illustrations. Chapter topics include: how to increase lip & tongue control, how to increase tongue mobility and lateralization, how to increase jaw stability and control, how to establish the concept of bite and chew, how to promote a rhythmic chewing pattern, and much more.