Small Textured Spoon
Johnson Therapeutic’s Textured Spoon has won the Most Valuable Product from Therapy Times.
The Textured Spoon is certified to be Latex Free / Phthalate & Lead-Free and is made of FDA approved colors and materials.
- Designed to provide oral sensory stimulation during feeding.
- Hand wash product with dish soap & water before & after each use. Not recommended for dishwasher.
- Only one individual should use each product.
- Inspect before and after each use.
- Replace product if there are scratches or other signs of damage.
- Use with adult supervision.
Made in the USA Patent No Des. D523,299
DISCLAIMER: This product is made of plastic material which has passed required safety standards for its intended use as a spoon. It is NOT an oral-motor tool to be used for teething or biting.
Dimensions: All colors of the Small Textured Spoon are equivalent in size. Length: 6”; just under 1” or (2.3 mm)
2 reviews for Small Textured Spoon
Guest – April 4, 2012
I would like to thank you for your miraculous product. My little boy spent 6 months in the NICU and other pediatric units during the first year of his life. He was diagnosed with pyloric stenosis at 4 weeks of age and underwent a pylorotomy. Two weeks after the pylorotomy, he began vomiting severely and 8 weeks later, we were forced to do a nissen fundoplication and G-tube placement. He began to refuse the bottle and stopped eating all together. Our speech therapist came across the Textured Spoon and he ate like a different child. He was opening his mouth and utilizing his lips and tongue. We are still working on different foods and textures, but attribute his eating to you and your wonderful product.
Guest – December 30, 2014
Mary is a 3 year old who is primarily G-tube fed. She has poor oral-motor organization and low tone. After using the Textured Spoon I found that she had improved tongue cupping and was able to take consecutive bites more quickly. The Textured Spoon seemed to increase her sensory awareness during eating and improve the overall quality of spoon-feeding.
Small Textured Spoon Description Johnson Therapeutic’s Textured Spoon has won the Most Valuable Product from Therapy Times. The Textured Spoon is certified to be Latex Free / Phthalate &
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For increased awareness during feeding therapy|||Invented by speech language pathologist Lori Johnson, MS, CCC/SLP, this popular spoon has a textured bottom that provides increased awareness and stability during feeding. It also promotes transitioning from puréed to textured foods. Hand-over-hand assistance is easy with its long handle. The shallow bowl makes food removal easy for beginner feeders and/or individuals with poor oral motor skills. A staple tool for feeding therapy!
- MADE in the USA
- FDA compliant, no latex, lead, or phthalates
- Each Small Spoon measures 6″ long with a 1.25 x .75″ (L x W) bowl
- Each Large Spoon measures 6″ long with a 1.5 x 1.25″ (L x W) bowl
- Sold in packs of 3
- Colors may vary
- Hand wash only
- Not recommended for individuals with a bite reflex
Posted by Mar on 10th Mar 2017
As a speech therapist who has several feeding clients, I have found these spoons to be very useful and versatile to adapt to various clients’ needs. Several of my clients’ have tongue sensitivities, and many of them are responding well to the textured spoons in helping to desensitize their tongues.
Very useful por therapy
Posted by Mariana on 18th Jul 2015
I am a speech therapist and this spoon has been very useful for children with tongue protrusion and also for treating oral sensory in many patients. I definitely recommend it.
Posted by Alicia on 3rd Jun 2015
I ordered this product for my 2 year old who has has problems with his tongue Its is desensitize. So excited to watch this product wake his tongue up!
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ARK chew tools come in 3 color-coded toughness levels:
- Soft / Standard – this is the softest and chewiest level
- XT / Medium Firm – this is the middle level, which we call XT (“Xtra Tough”); It’s firmer, but still fairly chewy
- XXT / Super Firm – this is the toughest level, which we call XXT (“Xtra Xtra Tough”); It still has some “chewability” to it, but it’s fairly rigid / pretty firm
Usually we recommend going with the softest/standard level by default. Unless someone chews through or causes damage to anything else they chew on (chews through pencils, chews holes in shirts, etc.), in which case the XT level would be longer lasting.
If someone does chew through things, it’s possible they may need the toughest XXT level eventually. XXT is super firm, though, so we don’t always recommend getting it right off the bat (some people find it uncomfortable chewing on something that firm).
So XXT is usually best either for people who have chewed through the XT level already, and/or for anyone who already likes chewing on very hard items – things like legos, hard plastic toys, wooden items, etc.
Heads up: Designs that are wider and “beefier” will feel tougher than designs that are more slender in the same toughness level. For example, the Dino-Bite in XT will feel tougher than the Krypto-Bite in XT.
Probe Tip – This is the most versatile & popular tip attachment. It’s bumpy on one side and striated on the other side for different levels of sensory input (the bumpy side provides more input than the striated side).
Mini Tip – This is a smaller version of the Probe Tip, designed for smaller mouths (about 2.5 years and under). This age recommendation is not a hard-and-fast rule though – we’ve seen younger kids use the Probe Tip and older individuals use the Mini Tip.
Preefer Tip – This tip attachment is rounded with ridges all along the circumference for when a “rolling” action is desired for a different kind of sensory input. Roll it over the lips, across the tongue, and inside the cheeks.
Fine Tip – This tip narrows down to a fine point, which makes it perfect for pinpointing very specific areas in the mouth.
Bite-n-Chew Tip – These tips are rounded and chewable, for practicing biting & chewing skills. The “extra long” versions are about an inch longer and a little skinnier, to make it easier to reach the back molars. The textured version has bumps for extra sensory input.
Bite Tube Tip – These tips are similar to the Bite-n-Chew Tip, but with a hollow center so that you can put puréed foods (applesauce, yogurt, etc.) inside the tip for functional biting & chewing practice. Once you bite down on the tip, you get ‘rewarded’ with a taste of food.
Spoon Tip – Great for feeding therapy and mealtimes, these attachments turn the Z-Vibe into a vibrating spoon! The smooth, gentle vibration can help “wake up” the mouth and decrease aversions. The textured version has bumps on the bottom of the spoon bowl to help stimulate the tongue and lower lip, and to help encourage the transition from puréed to more solid foods. The hard Spoon Tip is rigid, like a regular spoon. The soft Spoon Tip is flexible (still firm enough to hold food, but flexible enough to be gentle on the teeth if someone bites down on the spoon.
Tongue Tip – This tip can be used as a traditional tongue scraper to help establish good oral care. It can also be used to help establish the concept of tongue lateralization and elevation (hold the Tongue Tip vertically in front of the mouth and ask the individual to put the tip of their tongue inside the hole, then guide the tongue from side to side or up and down). You can also place the Tongue Tip flat on top of the tongue to provide input to a large surface area of the tongue (this tip has the largest “footprint” surface-area-wise).
Popette Tip – This tip attachment is an adaptor that lets you use lollipops with the Z-Vibe. Just twist the Popette Tip into the Z-Vibe handle, then press a lollipop into the Popette Tip. Lollipops are a fun way to get kids interested in sensory oral motor exercises.
Brush Tips – The soft version has gentle bristles for gum massage; the hard version has firmer bristles closer to that of a traditional toothbrush. These can be used to help get orally sensitive individuals more comfortable with oral care, so that they can eventually use regular toothbrushes, be more comfortable going to the dentist, etc.
Pencil – This attachment turns your Z-Vibe into a vibrating pencil! The vibration of the Z-Vibe is very smooth, so it doesn’t create squiggly lines. Instead, it can help increase focus by providing more sensory input and awareness to the hand.
Pen – This attachment turns your Z-Vibe into a vibrating pen.
Crayon – And this attachment turns your Z-Vibe into a vibrating crayon.
Brick Tip – This tip attachment has large bumps on one side and small bumps on the other side for lots of varying sensory input while biting & chewing. It comes in 3 toughness levels for mild to moderate to avid chewing.
A popular tool recommended by feeding therapists, the Textured Spoon promotes the transition from puréed to textured foods. It also has a shallow bowl that makes food removal easy