Level 3 Training [Indianapolis, IN] [October 24, 25, 26, 2019] - event Talk-Tools
Level 3 Training [Indianapolis, IN] [October 24, 25, 26, 2019] - event Talk-Tools

LIVE VIRTUAL | Level 3 Training [ZOOM] [Oct 22. Oct 29. Nov 5. 2021]

Level 3 Application must be approved first. Please contact continuing education for more details at continuingeducation@talktools.com.

Date: Friday October 22, Friday October 29, and Friday November 5, 2021

Location: ZOOM (8AM-5PM Eastern US Time)

Presenter: Monica Purdy, MA, CCC-SLP, COM®

Course Description

Participants will learn how to integrate Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) techniques from "A Three-Part Treatment Plan for Oral Placement Therapy", sensory-motor feeding techniques from "Feeding Therapy: A Sensory Motor Approach" and assessment and program plan development from "Oral Placement Therapy: Assessment and Program Plan Development." A variety of clients with muscle-based communication and/or feeding disorder will be available for observation and hands-on practice under the supervision of a TalkTools instructor. This class will lead you step-by-step through the assessment process and the generation of a program plan to be used in treatment. Class is limited in size ensuring therapists will receive support in a nurturing environment as they perfect their skills. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will be able to implement techniques appropriate for clients with muscle-based speech and feeding deficits.
  • Participants will be able to develop an individualized program plan including sensory, feeding, Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) and speech techniques.
  • Participants will be able to understand how Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) activities are used to improve speech clarity and feeding skill development.
  • Participants will be able to explain deficits identified in the foundational movements for speech to parents and caregivers.
  • Participants will be able to understand when the techniques learned can be integrated with more traditional speech approaches when a muscle-based deficit is identified.

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.

Workshop Details

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This training will take place live via Zoom. It is required to attend at the scheduled date and time of the training to participate.

Level 3 Application must be approved first. Please contact continuing education for more details at continuingeducation@talktools.com.

Instructor Bio

Monica Purdy, MA, CCC-SLP, COM®