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Explanations of how tactile cues and OPT are used in conjunction with traditional speech therapy techniques to improve speech clarity.
Run time is 2 hours.
This self-study course explains how tactile cues and Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) are used in conjunction with traditional speech therapy techniques to improve speech clarity for Childhood Apraxia of Speech and for adults with muscle-based communication disorders.
This course also teaches how using tactile interventions can improve the oral preparatory phase of feeding for adults with diagnosis of dysarthria. Case studies are included for reference.
- Improve understanding of the term “Oral Placement Therapy”
- Increase comprehension of how using a therapy tool can improve oral placement for improved speech clarity
- Expand knowledge of the overlapping systems of feeding and speech.
- Able to implement at least 3 Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) activities to improve speech and/or feeding skill levels of clients across ages and diagnoses
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.