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Level Three

TalkTools Level Three

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 programme plan development from "Oral Placement Therapy: Assessment and Programme 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 programme 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.

This course is presented by Monica Purdy, MA, CCC-SLP - TalkTools Level 6: Instructor

Delegates must have completed TalkTools level 1, 2 and “Feeding Therapy: A Sensory motor approach.” Delegates will also be required to complete and submit a short written test of knowledge level prior to acceptance on the course.

Lunch and refreshments are included in the course fee. Please note places limited to 8 delegates in total, so early booking is advised.

Find out more about TalkTools oral-motor speech and feeding techniques : www.talktools.com

Recommended for

This course is suitable for participants and specialists who work directly with individuals with Oral Placement Disorders (OPD) and feeding deficits. This includes but may not be limited to Speech and Language Therapists/Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Board Certified Behaviour Analysts, Nurses, Special Education Teachers, etc.

Learning Outcomes

  • Implement techniques appropriate for clients with muscle-based speech and feeding deficits.
  • Develop an individualised programme plan including sensory, feeding, Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) and speech techniques.
  • Understand how Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) activities are used to improve speech clarity and feeding skill development.
  • Explain deficits identified in the foundational movements for speech to parents and caregivers.
  • Understand when the techniques learned can be integrated with more traditional speech approaches when a muscle-based deficit is identified.