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

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

Join Line this fall for TalkTools' 3-Part Treatment Plan course -- in conjunction with our international partner, Stark & Watson!

Date: October 13-14, 2018

Location: Dimitrios, Greece

Presenter: Line Avers, MS, 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: Stark & Watson (including logistics and registrations)
Instructor Bio

Line Avers, MS, SLP,  has over 14 years of experience specializing in topics within Apraxia, Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC), and Oral Placement Therapy. Line teaches classes in Apraxia and AAC at the University of Oslo, lectures at numerous seminars within Norway, and is a member of the TalkTools® speakers bureau . . . more

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