A Three Part Treatment Plan for Oral Placement Therapy - selfstudy Talk-Tools
A Three Part Treatment Plan for Oral Placement Therapy - selfstudy Talk-Tools

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

Learn how 40 highly motivating motor activities can be used to improve phonation, resonation, and speech clarity.

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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.

  • 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.

3-Part Treatment Plan for OPT -- together with Feeding Therapy: A Sensory Motor Approach -- comprise LEVEL 1 NOVICE training - click through to learn more about TalkTools exclusive LEVEL Training. 



Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson, MS, CCC-SLP bio

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      Included Supplies 
      1 - Horn #1 
      1 - Straw #4  
      1 - Straw C
      2 - Bite Blocks 
      1 - Stir Stick
      1 - Plastic Spoon
      1 - Toothette
      1 - Tongue Depressor

      Not included with Supplies; 10 Cheerios, 10 Pretzel Sticks or 10 Veggie Stix

      Included Textbook


      Group Rate Includes

      Online access (including downloadable workbook, forms and charts), supplies, and CEUs for 5 users, 5 textbooks and 1 DVD. 

      1.2 CEUs per participant (ASHA/AOTA approved)

      Run time is 12 hours.

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