Blowing Duration Tubes -TalkTools
Duration Tubes provide a visual cue for increasing controlled airflow. By lengthening the tube and switching from the fuzzy to the plastic ball you can make the exercise more difficult as your client gains proficiency. WARNING! - CHOKING HAZARD Adult Supervision Required To Implement This Program.
Button Pull Exercise Kit - TalkTools
The Button Pull Exercise Kit helps address saliva control through development of proper lip closure. Use it as a component of your oral-motor exercise program to develop endurance and skill in the orbicularis-oris muscle as a prerequisite for standard speech sound production (bilabials in particular). WARNING! - CHOKING HAZARD Adult Supervision Required To Implement This Program.
Polygon foam swab (10 pack)
A smoother alternative to the standard star shaped swab, sold in packs of 10. Please note a Medical Device Alert is in force for these, please see PDF here
Grabber - ARK (purple)
This easy-to-chew grabber is designed so that children can hold it by themselves. It provides soothing stimulation that satisfies their need to chew while also improving jaw strength. This Grabber is the softer of the ARK Grabbers. For a more rigid chew choose the Grabber XT-green and for anyone who chews very hard items choose the Grabber XXT-blue.
Grabber XT - ARK (green)
ARK's Grabbers are designed so that children can hold them by themselves. They provide soothing stimulation that satisfies the need to chew while also improving jaw strength. This Grabber is the second most rigid ARK Grabber. For a softer more pliable chew choose the Grabber-purple and for anyone who chews very hard items choose the Grabber XXT-blue.
ARK Grabber XXT (Blue)
ARK's Grabbers are designed so that children can hold them by themselves. They provide soothing stimulation that satisfies the need to chew while also improving jaw strength. This Grabber is the most rigid ARK Grabber. It is recommended for chewers who like very hard items or have previously chewed through the Grabber XT-green.
ARK's Textured Grabber® is an oral motor chew tool with 3 different surfaces to chew on: one smooth, one with circular bumps, and one with rectangular bumps. As a chew tool, sensory seekers LOVE the extra sensory input from the added texture. As a feeding therapy tool, these textures simulate the feel of actual food for realistic non-food chewing practice. They can also help desensitize the mouth, decrease decrease oral defensiveness/aversions, and transition individuals with sensory issues from puréed to textured foods.
ARK Brick Bracelet
Made in the USA, ARK's Brick Bracelet provides a safe, wearable, discreet, and cool solution for those who need to chew. It has a unique 'twist-on' style that makes it very easy to take on and off the wrist as needed for oral motor stimulation throughout the day - a great option for those who can't resist chewing on the clasp/cord of necklaces. It can also be used as a sensory fidget - twist it, bend it, run your fingers over the tactile bumps.
Jaw Exercising Bite Tube Set
This set of 'Bite Tubes' includes one each of the red and yellow Chewy Tubes and purple and green ARK's Grabbers. The instructions included with the set detail the means by which these four tools can be used in a hierarchy of increasing difficulty for development of jaw stability.
Tongue Tip Lat-Elev Tool Set - TalkTools
These remarkable tools teach tongue-tip lateralization, elevation and depression for improved feeding skills and speech clarity. Their design helps establish jaw stability to facilitate independent movement of the tongue tip for lateralization across midline and for elevation and depression of the tongue tip.
The Horn#0 sounds with very gentle exhaled air streams. This tool helps very young children and clients with minimal airflow progress to the Original Horn Kit. It requires less lip closure and air flow than Horn#1 to make a sound. Can also be used as a 'toy' to introduce the idea of using horns in speech and language therapy.
Straw #2 in the Straw Drinking Hierarchy. The difficulty in drawing liquid through the straws increases as your child or client moves up the hierarchy. Straw #1 is the easiest, #8 is the most difficult. Shape may vary, but difficulty and efficacy are unchanged. Lip Block included.
Oral Placement Therapy for Speech Clarity and Feeding
Sara R. Johnson's oral-motor techniques have improved the speech clarity of thousands of clients, even in many cases where traditional therapy alone has failed. This comprehensive guide will help you to implement these speech and language therapy techniques yourself. (228 pages; includes the Oral-Motor Hierarchy Poster, was called Oral-Motor Exercises for Speech Clarity), and is also known as the OPT book.
The HOMEWORK Book
For therapists implementing the techniques found in Oral-Motor Exercises for Speech Clarity, The HOMEWORK Book puts each exercise on easy-to-follow homework sheets which can be removed and photocopied, then sent home with the client or child for daily practice between therapy sessions.
Functional Assessment And Remediation Of TOTs
This is the first practical guide for speech language pathologists and related health professionals addressing the assessment and treatment of function for tethered oral tissues(TOTs) in infants, children, and adults. In their combined 55-plus years of experience in speech pathology, Robyn Merkel-Walsh and Lori Overland recognized the need to look at TOTs beyond the structural rating scales, and in this comprehensive guide address the task analysis of the skills necessary to improve pre-feeding, feeding and speech in TOTs patients.
Ice Sticks Program Manual - TalkTools (with Ice Stick)
Renee Roy Hill and Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson designed this program for clients with C.P., traumatic brain injury or Moebius Syndrome. This multi-sensory approach will teach you activities to develop the skills nesessary to implement an oral-motor/feeding/speech therapy program. Excellent for achieving lip rounding and lip closure. Includes 1 Ice Stick.
TalkTools TherapyTM: Program Manual 4 Pack
These manuals together provide clinicians and families with useful assessment and therapy strategies related to sensory, oral-motor, and speech concerns. These programs help comprise a more complete set of therapies for your clinical library. Includes: SMILE Manual, Ice Sticks Manual, Sensory Stix Manual and Drooling Remediation Manual.
Sensory Stix Program Manual - TalkTools
Sensory Stix Program Manual is designed to transition your client from non-speech exercise to speech sound production using a variety of flavours for teaching articulation placement. Developed by Robyn Merkel and Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson. Find Powder here: http://www.candywarehouse.com/powderpacks.html
Oral Motor Homework Chart - TalkTools
Results improve when clients do their homework. Use these handy charts to send weekly exercises home for practice. The forms can be filled out quickly, and are easy to follow. Clients and families alike will appreciate the clarity of their responsibilities in their home program. Designed for use with the Oral-Motor Progress Chart so you know exactly which homework to assign.
Oral Motor Progress Chart - TalkTools
These charts will greatly simplify your note-taking during therapy, and will also help to establish IEP goals. Contains three forms to chart progress in Oral-Motor Skills, Feeding, and Speech Therapy. The forms correlate with Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson's book, Oral-Motor Exercises for Speech Clarity, and with the Oral-Motor Homework Chart as well.
Jaw Grading Bite Block Assessment & Treatment Form - TalkTools
Perfect for sending weekly exercises home with your client so therapy can continue between sessions. The easy-to-follow chart can be filled out quickly, and parents will appreciate the clarity of a standardised form describing their child's homework.
ARK proSpoon (smooth)
ARK's proSpoon™ was specially designed by feeding therapist Debbie Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP to support easy feeding and food removal for young children. The size and shape of the spoon bowl are "just right" - big enough to hold an appropriate amount of food, but small enough to prevent the spoon from being overloaded with too much food. It's a rigid spoon, but it does have slight flexibility to it so that it's gentle on the teeth (in case someone has a bite reflex and bites down on the spoon).
ARK proSpoon (textured)
ARK's proSpoon™ was specially designed by feeding therapist Debbie Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP to support easy feeding and food removal for young children. The size and shape of the spoon bowl are "just right" - big enough to hold an appropriate amount of food, but small enough to prevent the spoon from being overloaded with too much food. As an extra bonus: the back of the spoon bowl has gentle bumps to help transition children from puréed to textured foods. These sensory bumps also stimulate the tongue and lower lip and provide added tongue stability. It's a rigid spoon, but it does have slight flexibility to it so that it's gentle on the teeth (in case someone has a bite reflex and bites down on the spoon).
Jaw Grading Bite Blocks - TalkTools Red (2 sets)
The highly-functional Jaw Grading Bite Blocks promote symmetrical jaw strength, jaw stability, and work on jaw grading through varying jaw heights. The kit can also be used to teach jaw position and muscle memory for standard speech sound production. Excellent for use with apraxic/dyspraxic clients. Includes two sets of six reusable, durable Bite Blocks and instructions for use.
Jaw Grading Bite Blocks - TalkTools Sensory Friendly Purple (2 sets)
Some clients may prefer biting into a softer surface as they work their way through the Bite Block hierarchy. These new, softer Bite Blocks are the appropriate choice for them. The Sensory-Friendly Bite Blocks work in exactly the same manner as the original version, but are constructed of a softer, more pliable material. Each package includes the two sets of six Bite Blocks required to complete Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson's Bite Block Hierarchy. Instruction sheet included.
Lip Block (yellow) - TalkTools
These lip blocks are designed for use with Straws #2 and #3. Made of FDA-approved material, they are approved for oral usage and can be cleaned for use with multiple clients. Lip blocks are provided with Straws #2 and 3. The price below is for a single lip block.
Lip Block (red) - TalkTools
These lip blocks are designed for clients who may not want a 'cute' lip block! Made of FDA-approved material, they are approved for oral usage and can be cleaned for use with multiple clients. Lip blocks are provided with Straws #2 and 3. The price below is for a single lip block.
Honey Bear w/Flex Straw - TalkTools
The Honey Bear allows you to control the flow of liquid into a child's mouth and encourages children to learn how to straw drink. It can also be used to transition from bottle-feeding to cup drinking. You will appreciate the spill-proof lid. This original size Honey Bear has maximum capacity of 230ml but ideally holds 160ml to the shoulders.
Honey Bear w/Flex Straw (Small) - TalkTools
The Honey Bear allows you to control the flow of liquid into a child's mouth and encourages children to learn how to straw drink. It can also be used to transition from bottle-feeding to cup drinking. You will appreciate the spill-proof lid. This smaller Honey Bear holds 160ml but ideally uses 100ml up to the shoulders.
DnZ-Vibe Replacement Battery - ARK
Our on-site tests indicate that the battery included with your Z-Vibe will last for a minimum of 24 hours of continued use (and usually longer). When it is time for a replacement, this is the battery you need. Note that while this battery is similar in size to a standard AAA battery, the two are not identical. Standard AAA batteries will not power the Z-Vibe, and will usually get stuck inside the device (rendering it useless).
Drooling Remediation Program - TalkTools
Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson's step-by-step approach to controlling drooling is not a behavioural approach; it addresses the cause of the problem from an oral-motor perspective. WARNING! - CHOKING HAZARD Adult Supervision Required To Implement This Program.
Progressive Jaw Closure Kit - TalkTools
Set of six firm, reusable bite tubes. When used in a graduated program they teach volitional jaw closure and lip rounding, both of which are prerequisites for straw drinking and speech development. Particularly effective for clients with C.P. or traumatic brain injury. Instructions included.
SMILE Program Complete - TalkTools
The SMILE (SysteMatic Intervention for Lingual Elevation) Program, developed by Robyn Merkel-Walsh, is a fun therapy program for tongue thrust remediation. This program, featuring 'Mr. Smile,' targets speech and swallowing skills in a 14-step hierarchy. WARNING! - CHOKING HAZARD Adult Supervision Required To Implement This Program.
TalkTools Intoduction to Oral-Motor Therapy Kit
This introductory kit is an excellent way to begin implementing Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson's therapy techniques. It's compact, economical, and contains all the basics that you need to get started. WARNING! - CHOKING HAZARD Adult Supervision Required To Implement This Program.
Apraxia Kit -TalkTools
This versatile kit is ideal for transitioning clients with motor-planning deficits from oral-motor exercises to speech production. The three sets of tools - Bilabial Shapes, Tactile Tubes, and Speech Blocks - provide tactile cueing so clients can feel where the articulators should be during speech production. When combined with verbal and visual cues, they provide a multisensory approach to facilitating speech. Comes with a DVD of instructions.
Therapy Assessment Starter Kit (TAS Kit)
This kit is designed for therapists who have undertaken at least level 1 of TalkTools training, either by attending a live course or watching a DVD or download of the workshop. The therapist will ahieve an understanding of the techniques used to carry out a basic TalkTools evaluation and will have a copy of the book "TalkTools Oral Placement Therapy for Speech Clarity and Feeeding" to refer to. WARNING! - CHOKING HAZARD Adult Supervision Required To Implement This Program.
Jaw Program -TalkTools (Complete, with Book and Charts)
This program includes all of the tools necessary to complete the exercises found in Sara's newest book, Assessment and Treatment of the Jaw, and comes complete with the book itself. Includes DVD - Forms for Oral-Motor Assessment, all in a convenient carrying and storage case. See additional info for program contents.
Parent Kit: Using Oral-Placement Therapy With Your Child - TalkTools
Using Oral-Placement Therapy with Your Child - This kit is designed for parents and includes the tools and information you need to start using Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson's oral-motor therapy techniques in your own home. If you are a parent who has heard the 'success stories' brought about through Sara's techniques, but were unsure how to begin, this introductory kit is exactly what you've been looking for. WARNING! - CHOKING HAZARD Adult Supervision Required To Implement This Program.