OPT to Speech: Transitioning Muscle Memory Into Speech Sound Production

This course helps clinicians transition cues into words and implements a comprehensive tactile approach to therapy through the use of the Oral Placement to Speech Kit.

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About the Course

E-learning Courses

Choose your course, watch the video, take the quiz, and receive your certificate!

What you get
  • ONLINE ONLY - online access to lecture videos, course workbook, certificate, and ASHA CEUs/AOTA CEUs
  • ONLINE + SUPPLIES - online access to lecture videos, course workbook, certificate, and ASHA CEUs/AOTA CEUs, plus course supplies and textbook as applicable per the course
  • ONLINE + SUPPLIES + DVD - includes everything above plus a DVD of the course to add to your resource library
  • GROUP RATE - special discount applies to a group of 5 learners and includes access to online course for 5 learners, 5 set of supplies and textbooks (as applicable per the course) and 1 course DVD

Users have 1 year to complete their courses from the date of purchase.

NOTE: Certain courses do not include supplies, textbooks or manuals.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course helps therapists transition Oral Placement skills into speech sound production by transitioning muscle movements into word drills.

Early developing phonemes m, b, p, w, h, k, g, t, d, and n and the prerequisite skills needed for each sound via Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) are outlined.

This course helps clinicians transition those cues into words and implements a comprehensive tactile approach to therapy through the use of the Oral Placement to Speech Kit.

A therapy session demonstration is provided for viewers to model.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
  • Participants will be able to define the term “Oral Placement Therapy”
  • Participants will be able to identify at least one structural concern that may impact speech production
  • Participants will be able to list 3 Oral Placement Therapy tools
  • Participants will be able to understand the three stages of the Phonetic Placement Approach

The "OPT to Speech" course is an interactive, hands-on presentation. When taking this course as a self-study it is encouraged that you follow along with all of the activities.

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.

INSTRUCTOR

Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP, COM

LEARNING OPTIONS
  • Online ONLY for 1 learner -- ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE (downloadable workbook, forms and charts)
  • Group Rate for 5 learners
  • ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE for 5 learners
  • 5 sets of SUPPLIES (listed above)
  • 1 course DVD
TIMED AGENDA
  • 10 mins: What is an Oral Placement Disorder?
  • 10 mins: What is Oral Placement Therapy?
  • 10 mins: Evidenced Based Practice
  • 20 mins: A Three-Part Treatment Approach
  • 30 mins: Transitioning Oral Placement to Speech
  • 25 mins: Three Ways to Use Oral Placement Therapy
  • 15 mins: Video Examples
RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK

"OPT for Speech Clarity & Feeding"

Course Content

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