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 Dept. 23 May 18

Ask A Therapist: Bubble Therapy

My nephew is 3 years old with Down syndrome. We have bought the Straw, Horn and Bubble kits. Following your instructions in DVD, he is doing great with straw and horn, but he does not ...

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TalkTools Marketing Dept.

Ask A Therapist: When to Start Tongue Retraction Exercises

I have attended two of Sara‘s workshops. I have a 7-11 year old student with a frontal lisp who still sucks his thumb at night and sometimes during the day. His tongue is forward with...

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TalkTools Marketing Dept.

Ask A Therapist: Speech & Language Delay with Straw Kit & Horn Kit

Hello! I am Maria and I live in Singapore. I have just purchased the parent kit and started with the Horn #1 and have not seen any major problem so far. I am concerned about the Straw #...

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TalkTools Marketing Dept.

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 Dept.

Ask A Therapist: Help with Breathing Issues

I need your advice for a client with Treacher Collins Syndrome. The child has had his left lip and palate repaired, his face & skull are severely deformed. We have been doing OPT for 1 y...

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TalkTools Marketing Dept.

Ask A Therapist: Which Hierarchies Should My Child Follow?

I am a parent who has been watching your DVDs in order to help my son – I don’t think there is a TalkTools trained therapist where I live (Hawaii). How do I know which hierarchies ar...

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TalkTools Marketing Dept.

Ask A Therapist: Thickened Liquids & Straw Hierarchy

I am using your straws for therapy with several of my students. When we get to the thickened liquid steps I am not sure what food to use at the puree and pudding consistencies, as my stude...

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TalkTools Marketing Dept.

Ask A Therapist: Exercises to Remediate Speech Lateralization

Hi TalkTools, What would you recommend for a 12 month old who is talking and lateralizes many of her sounds? Currently, she is drinking from cups, not sippy cups, she does nurse 1 time a da...

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Talktool admin 28 Feb 18

Ask a Therapist: Jaw Sliding

Hello, I have a client who has a symmetrical smile and when looking at her jaw strength and grading, it appears both sides are fairly even. However, when producing the /r/ sound in practice,...

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Talktool admin 01 Feb 18