ASHA Convention 2018 Booth #1032: What to Expect

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TalkTools is coming to the 2018 ASHA Convention this November in Boston, MA... and we can't wait to see you! Here's what to expect this year at Booth #1032...

1. TOTs is here!

We are celebrating the launch of our new book, Functional Assessment and Remediation of TOTs (Tethered Oral Tissues), as well as its accompanying live workshop by the same name.

The new TOTs book is authored by Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP and Lori Overland, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT, CLC. The book is a comprehensive, evidenced-based program that assist in the identification and functional implications of Tethered Oral Tissues (commonly known as ankyloglossia and tongue tie).

Come to Booth #1032 to get your copy of the book... signed by the authors! Plus, you'll save 20%.

Is a TOTs workshop coming up near you? Check out our event calendar here. When you register for any TalkTools-hosted live workshop at this year's ASHA event, you'll get a whopping 50% off!

All of the tools used in the book will be available at Booth #1032. You can see and handle them in-person, and yes, they are 20% off... plus you'll get free shipping when you order at the convention. ;)

2. Meet the Experts

Come chat with our expert therapists and instructors. Ask us your questions, discuss ideas and tell us your feedback. Who will be at Booth #1032 this year?

Colette Ellis has over 38 years of clinical experience. She is an expert in OPT, dysphagia, voice disorders and TBI. She has recently launched a mobile FEES (fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing) service to better serve patients and families who may not have access to specialized swallowing and voice diagnostics. Colette is the owner of 29th Street Therapy Center, and the lead clinician for Grady Memorial Hospital, both in Oklahoma.

Lori Overland has more than 36 years of professional experience. She specializes in OPT, feeding therapy and TOTs. She consults with children from all over the world, providing evaluations, re-evaluations, program plans and week-long therapy programs. Lori is the owner of private practice Alphabet Soup in Connecticut.

Robyn Merkel-Walsh has specialized in OPT for more than 24 years. She also specializes in TOTs, oral structure and Autism. Robyn is currently on track to becoming a IAOM Certified Orofacial Myologist. In addition to running a private practice, Robyn works in the school setting in New Jersey.

    3. Win a $500 Amazon Gift Card

    Enter to win a $500 Amazon Gift Card when you complete TalkTools ASHA Scavenger Hunt. Drawings for the scavenger hunt will happen on Friday, November 16 at 6:10 p.m. and Saturday, November 17 at 11:30 a.m.

    4. Win a $100 TalkTools Gift Card

    We will do regular drawings so you can win all kinds of speech & feeding goodies!

    Enter to win a $100 gift card when you scan your badge at TalkTools booth (1032). Drawings will happen twice daily:

    • THURSDAY: 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.
    • FRIDAY: 12 p.m. and 6:05 p.m.
    • SATURDAY: 11:30 a.m.

    5. Savings Galore

    When you visit Booth #1032 at ASHA, enjoy everything at 20% off. And when you order at the convention, you will get free shipping!

    You can save 50% on TalkTools-hosted live workshops when you register at the convention!

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      6. Feel TalkTools tools for real

      TalkTools tools will be at Booth #1032. Come see them, touch them and try them for yourself! Of course we will have all the essentials, like the Honey Bear, Horn Kit, Straw Kit and Bubble Kit. We will also have the essentials for feeding therapy, TOTs, and dysphagia.

      7. See presentations by TalkTools Instructors

      TalkTools Instructors Robyn & Lori will be presenting one seminar and one poster.

      1. TOTs: A Hot Topic!
        1-hour seminar
        Topic Area: Innovations, Debates, and Hot Topics in the Discipline
        Date: Friday, November 16
        Time: 5 - 6 p.m.
        Location: CC/254B (Level 2)
        Session #: 1609
        Presenting authors: Lori Overland, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT, CLC; Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP
      2. SLP's Role in Post-Frenectomy Care for Children Who Present With Feeding Challenges
        Poster
        Date: Friday, November 16, 2018
        Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
        Location: CC/Hall C
        Session #: 7657
        Authors: Lori Overland, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT, CLC (presenting); Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP (not presenting)

      Can't make it to the ASHA convention?

      If you can't make it to ASHA, share with us what you're doing instead!

      Tag us in your pictures and videos on Instagram (@TalkToolsTherapy) or on TalkTools Facebook. When you tag us, you will be entered into a drawing for a gift card.

      See you in Boston!


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