WORKSHOP | 3-Part Treatment Plan for OPT (Oral Placement Therapy) [Zadar, Croatia][November 2 and 3, 2020]

WORKSHOP | 3-Part Treatment Plan for OPT (Oral Placement Therapy) [Zadar, Croatia][November 2 and 3, 2020]

Date: November 2 and 3, 2020

Location: Zadar, Croatia

Presenter: Monica Purdy, MA, CCC-SLP

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • The participant will be able to appropriately assess oral placement/feeding/speech problems based on muscle systems.
  • The participant will be able to integrate hierarchies for motor dissociation and grading (jaw-lips-tongue).
  • The participant will be able to plan programs of therapeutic intervention to address physiological and motor-based speech disorders.
  • The participant will be able to apply at least 10 new therapy techniques.
  • The participant will be able to properly use oral placement techniques to improve individual speech clarity and production.

Content Disclosure: This presentation will focus on treatment methods related to the use of TalkTools® OPT resources. Other similar treatment approaches will receive limited or no coverage during this lecture.

Workshop Details

Host Organization and Registration Information:

Feralic d.o.o.

Timed Agenda

Instructor Bio

Monica Purdy, MA, CCC-SLP with Bio and Financial Disclosure 

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