Learn how 40 highly motivating motor activities can be used to improve phonation, resonation, and speech clarity.
TalkTools’ innovative tactile-sensory approach to speech therapy uses therapy tools to train and transition muscle movements for speech production. Learn how 40 highly motivating motor activities can be used to improve phonation, resonation, and speech clarity. Interactive, hands-on demonstrations will focus on therapeutically sound techniques to develop oral-motor movements for improved speech clarity. Muscles of the abdomen, velum, jaw, lips, and tongue will be discussed within the parameters of movements necessary for speech production. Developmentally appropriate motor movements for speech are therapeutically targeted using highly motivating techniques appropriate for children and adults.
- Appropriately assess oral placement/feeding/speech problems based on muscle systems.
- Integrate hierarchies for motor dissociation and grading (jaw-lips-tongue).
- Plan programs of therapeutic intervention to address physiological and motor-based speech disorders.
- Appropriately apply at least 10 new therapy techniques.
- Learn to use oral placement techniques to improve individual speech clarity and production.
The “Three-Part Treatment Plan…” course is an interactive, hands-on workshop. When taking this course as a self-study it is encouraged that you follow along with all of the activities.
The list of supplies indicates what is included and the recommended food items you will want to have on hand while watching and following along with the video course.
1 – Horn #1 ,1 – Straw #4 ,1 – Straw C, 2 – Bite Blocks , 1 – Stir Stick
1 – Plastic Spoon , 1 – Toothette , 1 – Tongue Depressor & 1 Oral Placement Therapy For Speech Clarity and Feeding Book.
Not included with Supplies; 10 Cheerios, 10 Pretzel Sticks or 10 Veggie Stix
Instructor – Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson, MS, CCC-SLP
Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson is an internationally known speaker on the subject of Oral Placement Therapy (OPT). She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of muscle-based disorders as related to speech clarity and feeding issues. In 1995, Sara founded TalkTools® as a speakers bureau and source for Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) and therapy tools. She has held seminars throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Europe, Australia, Africa, Latin America and Asia. Over the past 40 years, she has worked in public schools, hospitals, private practice and child development programs. Ms. Rosenfeld-Johnson is the author of Oral Placement Therapy for Speech Clarity and Feeding, Assessment and Treatment of the Jaw,OPT for /s/ and /z/, A Therapist’s Guide to Rehabilitative Feeding and Speech Techniques for Teens and Adults,The HOMEWORK Book, the Drooling Remediation Program, and many other educational materials.