Similar to to the Cip-Kup, the Sip-Tip is another great product available to augment your feeding therapy plan. The lids snap on securely to the rigid, high-quality tumbler to minimize spillage. The liquid moves up the straw when the plastic lid is pressed or when the person takes a sip. The valve keeps the straw full of liquid. This reduces the amount of energy needed to bring liquid into the mouth. Individuals can learn to drink with greater control of the liquid flow. The lid stabilizes the straw for easier oral-motor control. Use a Lip Blok to discourage biting on the straw or inserting it too far into the mouth. Works with most drinking straws and all parts are dishwater-safe and available separately.
The One-Way Straws have a unique valve built into the bottom of the straw that controls the flow of liquid - fluid flows up into the straw, but does not empty back into the cup. Because fluid stays at the top of the straw, less air is ingested and less effort is required for each sip (notice the juice staying at the top of the straw in the picture).
An individual can suck from the straw, or can be helped by "pumping" the fluid up the straw with the flexible lid. Simply cover the vent hole with your finger and press down several times until the liquid reaches the desired height. With the Sip-Tip, users tend to experience less coughing and choking while consuming more fluids.
Sip-Tip with One-Way Straws: The set includes: 1 eight oz. tumbler, 1 spill-resistant lid, 10 One-Way Straws, and 1 free Lip Blok (yellow, 3/4").
Sip-Tip with Select-Flow Valve: The set includes: 1 eight oz. tumbler, 1 spill-resistant lid, 1 Select-Flow Valve, 10 regular straws, and 1 free Lip Blok (yellow, 3/4").