Tagged "Down Syndrome speech therapy"


Success Story: Anna & Heather

Posted by Casey Roy on

What does an OPT program look like? 
This is beautiful Anna. She started her OPT (Oral Placement Therapy) program three months ago and has made incredible speech gains because of it. She is now starting to pucker her lips for /oooh/ sounds. She has increased her stability, strength and activation of her oral muscles greatly as seen when she speaks with much more oral movement.... READ MORE
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Ella under the Spotlight

Posted by Admin TalkTools on

We are proud to show you this video of Ella Kinder, daughter of our presenter Dr. Julia Pewitt Kinder! Ella has Down Syndrome and this doesn't prevent her from singing and dancing beautifully. When she was a little girl, she inspired her mom to develop products and services to help other parents with early education. She is now a gorgeous teen, not afraid to perform in public!

TalkTools | Ella under the spotlight

This video was made by the school where Ella takes voice and dance, ROOTS Academy. Here's what they say:

"Ella Kinder has been a music and dance student at ROOTS Academy for the past few years. Ella is a ray of sunshine, has a heart of gold, and makes a special impact on anyone she comes in contact with. We are honored to have been able to be a part of Ella's life over the past few years, and we wanted to share a piece of her story with you."

Julia Pewitt Kinder, D.O., is a board-certified family practice physician, national speaker, best-selling author, and Down syndrome consultant. Working with parents, therapists, and the medical community, Dr. Kinder provides insight on how to maximize the development of children with Down syndrome. Her daughter Ella, who is thriving with Down syndrome, inspired Dr. Kinder to develop early childhood education products and services. She and husband Mitch reside in Missouri with their three children. For more information please visit www.juliakinder.com. She teaches TalkTools course "Partnering Effectively with Parents: Maximize the Potential of Children Receiving Therapy" with Whitney Pimentel, MA, CCC-SLP.


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