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

3-Part Treatment Plan for OPT (Oral Placement Therapy) [Akron,OH][March 22 & 23, 2019]


Date: March 22 and March 23, 2019

Location: Akron, OH (8:30AM - 04:00PM)

Presenter: Monica Purdy, MA, 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.
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Workshop Details

ASHA CEUs: 1.2 | AOTA CEUs: 1.2  (see TalkTools ASHA CEU Policy and Process for more information)

$300 Early Bird Rate - until 01/22/19
$360 Standard Rate - 01/23/19 to 03/07/19
$390 Late Registration - 03/08/19 to day of

Registration Only Includes: 1.2 ASHA/AOTA approved CEUs, course supplies, workbook, and certificate of completion.

Registration + Textbook Includes:
25% off OPT For Speech Clarity & Feeding
(book received at workshop location)

Venue: TBD

Instructor Bio

Monica Purdy has more than 17 years of professional experience specializing in helping children with special needs to communicate. Monica is PROMPT and SOS trained, familiar with sign language, and well-versed in the use of augmentative devices. She is the owner of Kids Abilities in Indianapolis, IN. In addition to her private practice, Monica is a member of the TalkTools® speakers bureau and has been invited to speak at numerous conventions and seminars across the U.S. and internationally. She is a graduate of Ball State University.

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