3-Part Treatment Plan for OPT (Oral Placement Therapy) [TN] - event Talk-Tools
3-Part Treatment Plan for OPT (Oral Placement Therapy) [TN] - event Talk-Tools

3-Part Treatment Plan for OPT (Oral Placement Therapy) [TN]


Date: May 11-12, 2018

Location: Germantown, TN

Presenter: Monica Purdy, MS, CCC-SLP

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Course Description

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
  • independence
  • 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.

Learning Outcomes
  • 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.
    Timed Agenda 
    Workshop Details

    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)

    Host Organization: Germantown Speech Language & Learning Clinic | Team Autism Memphis

    Venue: Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS) | 2175 Business Center Dr, #11, Bartlett, TN 38134

    Instructor Bio

    Monica Purdy, MA, CCC-SLP has more than 14 years of professional experience specializing in helping children with special needs to communicate. . .  more