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

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

Join Sara this fall for TalkTools' 3-Part Treatment Plan for OPT course!

Date: November 5-6, 2018

Location: Jerusalem, Israel

Presenter: Sara Rosenfeld Johnson, MS, CCC-SLP

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.
    Workshop Details
    International Partner: Alpeh (including registrations)
    Instructor Bio

    Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson, MS, CCC-SLP is an internationally known speaker on the subject of Oral Placement Therapy (OPT). She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of muscle-based disorders as related to speech clarity and feeding issues. In 1995, Sara founded TalkTools® as a speakers bureau and source for Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) and therapy tools . . . more