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Level One

TalkTools Level One

TalkTools' innovative tactile-sensory approach to speech therapy uses therapy tools to train and transition muscle movements for speech production. Learn how highly motivating motor activities can be used to improve phonation, resonation, and speech clarity. Interactive, hands-on demonstrations will focus on therapeutically sound techniques to develop oral-motor movements for improved speech clarity. Muscles of the abdomen, velum, jaw, lips, and tongue will be discussed within the parameters of movements necessary for speech production. Developmentally appropriate motor movements for speech are therapeutically targeted using highly motivating techniques appropriate for children and adults.

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

Each participant receives a TalkTools practicum kit for use on the course.

The TalkTools book “Oral Placement Therapy for Speech Clarity and Feeding” is available for course delegates at a discounted rate if order placed at time of booking.

Refreshments and lunch are included.

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

  • Appropriately assess oral placement/feeding/speech problems based on muscle systems.
  • Integrate hierarchies for motor dissociation and grading (jaw-lips-tongue).
  • Plan programs of therapeutic intervention to address physiological and motor-based speech disorders.
  • Appropriately apply at least 10 new therapy techniques.
  • Learn to use oral placement techniques to improve individual speech clarity and production.