ARK Therapeutic is a leading manufacturer of speech therapy tools and sensory products. Used by speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, parents, and caregivers worldwide, our products include:
- Bear Straw Cup
- Lip Blok®
- Chewable Pencil Toppers
- and much more
Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist currently in private practice based in Columbia, SC. In her 35 years of experience, she has provided therapeutic services in public and private schools, daycare centers, preschool programs, home health, clinics, and long-term care facilities. She received her BS in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the College of New Jersey and her MS in Speech Pathology from Rutgers University. While treating infants and toddlers with oral motor delays, she became frustrated with the lack of tools for use in the field of oral sensory-motor intervention. Debra’s husband John Lowsky, Jr. therefore decided to develop quality products in order to fill this specialized need. As a mechanical engineer with a BS ME from Rutgers University, John began designing prototypes based on input from his wife and other speech pathologists as well as occupational therapists. Prototypes were eventually refined into products, and together John and Debbie formed ARK Therapeutic Services, Inc., a company that designs, manufactures, and distributes speech, feeding, oral motor, sensory, chewing, and fine motor tools. Today, ARK continues to expand and improve in order to better serve its customers’ needs.
Please note: this blog offers tips and techniques for a wide variety of speech, feeding, and oral motor topics. This advice, however, should not take the place of a full evaluation by an ASHA certified SLP.
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The information contained in this blog is offered in good faith and represents only the author’s current understanding of best therapeutic practices. Please keep in mind that the content presented here is not all-inclusive, and should not be considered a substitute for an in-person evaluation and treatment by a certified Speech-Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, or another trained professional. Any ideas from this blog should be discussed with your child’s treating to ensure proper use.