Straws: Fun & Functional

TalkTools’ innovative straw therapy is captured on this informative one-hour video. Learn how unique straw hierarchy techniques improve tongue retraction, lip rounding, feeding skills and the development of standard speech production.

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About the Course

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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

TalkTools’ innovative straw therapy is captured on this informative one-hour video.

Learn how unique straw hierarchy techniques improve tongue retraction, lip rounding, feeding skills and the development of standard speech production.

Learning Outcomes
  • The participant will be able to apply hierarchical concepts in the context of straw therapy.
  • The participant will be able to list at least 3 ways that straws can be used to improve speech clarity.
  • The participant will be able to explain how straws can be used to correct a tongue thrust.
  • The participant will be able to use the straw hierarchy to reduce drooling.

The "Straws" 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.

TIMED AGENDA:

1. Introduction and Overview of Straws  (5 min)
2. The Importance of Proper Positioning

  • Stability in the body (10 min)
  • Mobility in the mouth (10 min)

3. Straw Therapy

  • The hierarchy (10 min)
  • Step-by-step description (15 min)
  • Demonstration with a client (5 min)
  • Encouraging parent involvement (5 min)

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:

TalkTools founder, Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson, MS, CCC-SLP

Learning Options

  • Online for 1 learner -- ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE (downloadable workbook, forms and charts)
  • Online + SUPPLIES for 1 learner --  ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE, plus the following supplies:
  • Straw Kit ($29 value)
  • Online + SUPPLIES + DVD for 1 learner - ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE plus supplies listed above and 1 course DVD
  • Group Rate for 5 learners
  • ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE for 5 learners
  • 5 sets of SUPPLIES listed above
  • 1 course DVD

Course Content

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