In this one-day class, Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson will address the needs of clients with the diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy. Her innovative tactile-sensory-motor approach to client-based treatment uses therapy tools to train muscle movements for improved feeding skills/safety and speech clarity. Participants will learn how to create an individualized therapy program to include: seating, the sensory system, feeding, phonation, resonation, and speech clarity. The class will include an interactive practicum in addition to multiple client videos to teach both feeding skill developments as well as jaw, lip, and tongue movements to improve speech clarity. The final step in each activity will be to transition the acquired movement into speech sound production.
- The participant will be able learn to us Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) techniques in conjunction with traditional speech therapy to improve speech clarity for clients with the diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy.
- The participant will be able to identify therapy tools that can be used to improve speech clarity and feeding skills for clients with the diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy.
- The participant will be able to understand why and when to not use vibration.
- The participant will be able to apply at least three new therapy techniques.