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Success Story | Cora Rose

Miss Cora Rose, a TalkTools® client since an infant, will be featured in a 60-second Super Bowl commercial tomorrow night! She has been modeling for a shoe company called Livie and Luca under the “Changing the Face of Beauty” movement (pictures below) … And now is featured in a SunTrust commercial “Hold Your Breath” (video below),… read more

Ask A Therapist: oral motor therapy services report for insurance

When people need help with therapy or products, we put TalkTools® Instructors to work and then publish the exchange for anyone in the same situation to get help, too. This question is from Peni, by email. Hello, I am trying to write a report to justify services to insurance for oral motor therapy.  The client I am working… read more

How this researcher took a step toward clinicians: Ray D. Kent, PhD’s latest findings

Recently, Ray D. Kent, PhD has published a review article entitled “Nonspeech Oral Movements and Oral Motor Disorders: A Narrative Review,” in the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, November 2015, Vol. 24, 763-789. In this article, Kent proposes careful definitions and task descriptions to analyze if nonspeech oral movements have substantial clinical value to oral motor disorders. This… read more

2 Years 6&7 Months: Seeing Progress

2 Years 6 Months Attached are a few recent pictures of Belle. (Yes, the second picture is of Belle letting us bury her in the sand.) Belle just crossed the 100 word mark for words that she voluntarily verbalizes on her own! Some of her latest words include “doctor, swimsuit, goggles,” and “fruit chews.” She has… read more

Ask A Therapist: Oral Placement Therapy for Teachers

When people need help with therapy or products, we put TalkTools® Instructors to work and then publish the exchange for anyone in the same situation to get help, too. This question is from Sarah, by email. Hello, I work in an inner city school with significant deprivation. Many of the children have speech and language difficulties and when… read more