TalkTools® OPT (Oral Placement Therapy) To Improve Speech Clarity and Feeding Skills™ - Timed Agenda

8:30am - 12:00pm (15 min. break at 10:15am)
  • Theories of Oral Placement Therapy
  • Oral Placement Therapy: The “Why”, “When” and “Who.”
  • Feeding Therapy - Utensils and Placement - Spoon Feeding, Cup Drinking, Straw Drinking, and Cubed Solids
Lunch Break 12:00pm – 1: 00pm
1:00pm - 4:00pm (15 min. break at 2:15pm)
  • Activities to Improve Abdominal Grading and Breath Support. 
  • Activities to Improve Jaw Mobility for Speech Clarity: Grading for Infants through Adults
  • Activities to Improve Lip Movements for Speech Clarity: Closure, Protrusion, Retraction, and Lower Lip Dissociation
  • Activities to Improve Tongue Movements for Speech Clarity: Retraction, Lateralization, Elevation/Depression and Back of Tongue Side Spread for Co-Articulation
  • Interdental and Lateral Lisps: Teaching the /s/ Sound Using Oral Placement Therapy (OPT)