This course helped participants focus on practical strategies to develop initial vocalizations for clients who are not imitating speech sounds as a prerequisite to shaping speech. Instruction included reasons a child may not be vocalizing in therapy, and specific techniques to use, including behavioral, tactile or pre-linguistic techniques.
Upon course completion, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the various reasons a child may not be vocalizing
2. Identify 5 techniques to advance vocalization on command
3. Complete a parent-friendly home program based on therapeutic results
Content Disclosure: This presentation will focus on treatment methods related to the use of TalkTools® OPT resources. Other similar treatment approaches will receive limited or no coverage during this lecture.
(pending AOTA approval)
- 10 minutes: Why can't my client imitate speech sounds?
- 10 minutes: Why do therapists rely on imitation in therapy?
- 15 minutes: Imitation 101
- 15 minutes: Motor Imitation
- 30 Minutes: Phonation on Command
- 10 Minutes: Differentiating Speech Practice from Language Practice
- 60 minutes:
- Applying Therapies
- Oral Placement Therapy
- Reciprocal Imitation Training
- Apraxia Program
- Applied Behavior Techniques
- 30 minutes: Oral Motor Trials
Renee Roy Hill, MS, CCC-SLP, COM®️
- Online ONLY for 1 learner -- ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE (downloadable workbook, forms and charts)
- Online + SUPPLIES for 1 learner -- ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE, plus the following supplies:
- Group Rate for 5 learners
- ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE for 5 learners
- 5 sets of SUPPLIES listed above