Speech-language pathologists are challenged by the differential diagnosis of developmental, muscle-based and motor execution articulation disorders. The assessment results drive a treatment plan and therapists are faced with “which techniques have more research versus methods which are resulting in improved clinical data and patient feedback?” For example, the debate on oral motor therapy has resulted in SLPs abandoning all phonetic placement and tactile therapy techniques that are often required for structural, motor and muscle-based speech sound disorders.
The American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) published a Practice Portal on Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD) in 2018. The portal suggests that when an OMD coexists with speech production errors, the articulation errors can be expected to be corrected more easily once the atypical behavior pattern has been corrected in therapy. ASHA also guides us on evidenced based practices on motor execution disorders that impact articulation but the therapeutic interventions can become confusing based on debates in the literature (ex. Oral Placement Therapy vs. NSOME, PROMPT vs. DTTC etc.) This course will look the current evidence and ASHA guidelines for structural, motor and muscle-based disorders and discuss treatment options for these complex cases.
Participants will be able to list 2 techniques appropriate for speech sound disorders related to structure.
Participants will be able to list 2 techniques appropriate for speech sound disorders related to motor execution.
Participants will be able to list 2 techniques appropriate for speech sound disorders related to muscle tone.
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.
This program is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area)(see TalkTools ASHA CEU Policy and Process for more information)
TalkTools®️ is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 4782. This self-study course qualifies for 2 self-study contact hours or 0.2 CEUs in the Category of Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.
Schedule (03:45PM - 05:45PM Eastern)
- 10 minutes Welcome and Review of Assessment from Part 1
- 20 minutes Therapy for Structurally Based Speech Disorders
- 30 minutes Therapy for Motor Execution Disorders: CAS/AOS
- 40 minutes Therapy for Motor Execution Disorders: Dysarthria/Tone
- 20 minutes Wrap-up/Q&A