Level 3 Training [Indianapolis, IN] [October 24, 25, 26, 2019] - event Talk-Tools
Level 3 Training [Indianapolis, IN] [October 24, 25, 26, 2019] - event Talk-Tools

Level 3 Training [Indianapolis, IN] [October 24, 25, 26, 2019]

Level 3 Training in the U.S.!

Date: October 24, 25, and 26, 2019

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Presenter: Monica Purdy, MA, CCC-SLP

Course Description

Participants will learn how to integrate Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) techniques from "A Three-Part Treatment Plan for Oral Placement Therapy", sensory-motor feeding techniques from "Feeding Therapy: A Sensory Motor Approach" and assessment and program plan development from "Oral Placement Therapy: Assessment and Program Plan Development." A variety of clients with muscle-based communication and/or feeding disorder will be available for observation and hands-on practice under the supervision of a TalkTools instructor. This class will lead you step-by-step through the assessment process and the generation of a program plan to be used in treatment. Class is limited in size ensuring therapists will receive support in a nurturing environment as they perfect their skills. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will be able to implement techniques appropriate for clients with muscle-based speech and feeding deficits.
  • Participants will be able to develop an individualized program plan including sensory, feeding, Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) and speech techniques.
  • Participants will be able to understand how Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) activities are used to improve speech clarity and feeding skill development.
  • Participants will be able to explain deficits identified in the foundational movements for speech to parents and caregivers.
  • Participants will be able to understand when the techniques learned can be integrated with more traditional speech approaches when a muscle-based deficit is identified.

Workshop Details


Kids Abilities Indianapolis

7316 US 31 
Indianapolis, Indiana 4622

Level 3 Application must be approved first. Please contact continuing education for more details at continuingeducation@talktools.com.


Instructor Bio

Monica Purdy, MA, CCC-SLP

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