Ask A Therapist: Why Use the Term “Oral Placement Therapy” (OPT) over “Oral Motor Exercises”?

We received the below from a therapist that works in the Academic arena and wanted to share the response. I am interested to know why you changed the terminology you use from Oral Motor E...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 23 May 18

Ask A Therapist: Down Syndrome & Feeding

Hello, my daughter is almost 2 years old and has Down Syndrome. We had the opportunity to meet Lori Overland when my daughter was about 9 months old. I feel so fortunate to have found Talk...

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TalkTools Marketing Team

#TBT: My Best Tips for Eliciting the K Sound

This is a repost from Dean Trout’s Little Shop of SLP, with permission from the author. Upon reaching out to her for permission, here’s what Dean wrote: “I found TalkTools to...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 11 May 17

4 YEARS 1 MONTH: WORKING ON SPEECH ACCURACY AND CLARITY

We love working with Monica at TalkTools! She is full of knowledge and experience. When a speech issue comes up with Belle, and I am viewing it as a really big problem that we are going ...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 28 Nov 16

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BELLE!!! 4 AND STARTING PRESCHOOL!

Belle is 4! It’s crazy to believe that we just celebrated her 4th birthday. This little gal is full of life, and we are so proud of her. Belle also started preschool this month. She go...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 31 Oct 16

DIET-SHAPING FOR SELF-LIMITED DIETS IN CHILDREN WITH A DIAGNOSIS OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

This article was initially presented at the 2016 Annual ASHA Convention, Thursday, November 17, 2016, 4:30-5:30 PM. It is available in video in full on Facebook: Part 1 / Part 2 Authors:...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 22 Oct 16

3 YEARS 10&11 MONTHS: GETTING BACK-TO-SCHOOL AFTER DISNEY WORLD MAGIC

3 Years 10 Months Summer continues in our household! This month, Belle has enjoyed swimming lessons (and lots of pool time), a slip’n slide party, BBQs, fairs, a trip to the lake, and...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 30 Sep 16

Success Story: Colter & Vanessa

In April of 2015, I received an e-mail about a little boy with Down syndrome named Colter. His mother was desperately seeking help…he couldn’t chew his food and she was at her wits end t...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 23 Sep 16

3 YEARS 8&9 MONTHS: SHE IS READING!

3 Years 8 Months Belle got her palatal expander out this month! Her “princess jewelry,” as we referred to it, was in for a total of six months. Even though her speech didn’...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 29 Aug 16

3 YEARS 6&7 MONTHS: WHAT “WORK” LOOKS LIKE

3 Years 6 Months   This month I decided to include videos of Belle doing her oral motor exercises. They are not super exciting videos, but that’s what “work” looks like so...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 01 Aug 16