Arkansas Speech and Hearing Association (ArkSHA) Convention
Date: October 12, 2017
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Presenter: Monica Purdy, MA, CCC-SLP
Monica will be presenting "OPT (Oral Placement Therapy) to Improve Speech Clarity and Feeding" -- TalkTools' foundational course on the TalkTools approach to OPT. Learn how these highly motivating motor activities can be used to improve phonation, resonation, and speech clarity. Muscles of the abdomen, velum, jaw, lips, and tongue will be discussed within the parameters of movements necessary for speech production.
Developmentally appropriate motor movements for speech are therapeutically targeted using highly motivating techniques appropriate for children and adults. Each activity can be implemented easily within the school and/or home environment.
- Understand the need for dissociation and grading for feeding and speech
- Appropriately apply at least 5 new therapy techniques
- Learn to use Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) techniques as a tactile cueing system in conjunction with traditional speech therapy techniques to improve speech clarity
- Describe how therapeutic straw drinking can be used to improve speech clarity for /s/ and /z/
Date: October 12 (TIME TBA)
Venue: Hot Springs Convention Center | 134 Convention Boulevard | Hot Springs, AR
.6 CEUs (6 Instructional Hours)