Using Tactile Techniques with Diverse Populations Across the Ages
This self-study course explains how tactile cues and Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) are used in conjunction with traditional speech therapy techniques to improve speech clarity for Childhood Apraxia of Speech and for adults with muscle-based communication disorders.
This course also teaches how using tactile interventions can improve the oral preparatory phase of feeding for adults with diagnosis of dysarthria. Case studies are included for reference.
- Improve understanding of the term “Oral Placement Therapy”
- Increase comprehension of how using a therapy tool can improve oral placement for improved speech clarity
- Expand knowledge of the overlapping systems of feeding and speech.
- Able to implement at least 3 Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) activities to improve speech and/or feeding skill levels of clients across ages and diagnoses
Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson, MS, CCC-SLP bio
Group Rate Includes
Online access and CEUs for 5 users.
0.2 CEUs per participant
Run time is 2 hours.