3-Part Treatment Plan for OPT (Oral Placement Therapy) [TN]
Date: May 11-12, 2018
Location: Germantown, TN
Presenter: Monica Purdy, MS, CCC-SLP
This introductory course to OPT (Oral Placement Therapy) is the foundation for TalkTools training and is integrated throughout all of our courses. OPT is a type of oral-motor therapy that targets specific movements needed for speech and feeding. The "3 parts" of OPT are: auditory and visual sensory systems COMBINED WITH tactile -- and propioceptive -- sensory systems. TalkTools training applies a unique, hierarchical approach to OPT, focused on a measurable, results-driven path for both therapists and clients across all ages and diagnoses with the goal of:
- speech clarity
- improved feeding
- improved QUALITY OF LIFE
This interactive, hands-on course includes highly motivating activities targeting the abdomen, velum, jaw, lips and tongue. Techniques learned can be readily implemented across many therapy environments -- private practices, hospitals, schools and home.
- Appropriately assess oral placement/feeding/speech problems based on muscle systems.
- Integrate hierarchies for motor dissociation and grading (jaw-lips-tongue).
- Plan programs of therapeutic intervention to address physiological and motor-based speech disorders.
- Be able to apply at least 10 new therapy techniques.
- Properly use oral placement techniques to improve individual speech clarity and production.
CEUs: 1.2 (see TalkTools CEU Policy and Process for more information)
$300 Early Bird Rate - until 03/11/18
$360 Standard Rate - 03/12/18 to 04/26/18
$390 Late Registration - 04/27/18 to day of
Registration Only Includes: 1.2 CEUs, course supplies, workbook & certificate of completion.
Registration + Textbook Includes:
25% off OPT For Speech Clarity & Feeding
(book received at course)
Venue: Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS) | 2175 Business Center Dr, #11, Bartlett, TN 38134
Monica Purdy, MA, CCC-SLP has more than 14 years of professional experience specializing in helping children with special needs to communicate. . . more