OPT to Improve Speech and Feeding Skills [IL] - event Talk-Tools
OPT to Improve Speech and Feeding Skills [IL] - event Talk-Tools

OPT to Improve Speech and Feeding Skills [IL]


Date: March 2, 2018

Location: Skokie, IL

Presenter: Monica Purdy, MA, CCC-SLP

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TalkTools' innovative tactile-sensory approach to speech therapy uses therapy tools to train muscle movements for improved feeding safety and speech clarity.

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/
0.6 CEUS (ASHA/AOTA/IL IEP Approved)

    Timed Agenda 

    $165 Early Bird Rate - until 1/02/18
    $205 Standard Rate - 1/03/18 to 2/15/18
    $225 Late Registration - 2/16/18 to day of

    Registration Only Includes: .6 CEUs course supplies, workbook & certificate of completion.

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


    Host organization: Wee Speech, P.C.

    Venue: Wee Speech, P.C., 8707 Skokie Boulevard, Suite 402 | Skokie, IL 60077

    Presenter Bio: Monica Purdy has more than 14 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 . . . more