Ask A Therapist: Jaw Stability with Underbite

Hello, I recently attended a TalkTools “Three Part Treatment Plan for Oral Placement Therapy” workshop. I have a patient that I want to complete the jaw stability assessment. How...

Talktool admin 01 Feb 18

Ask A Therapist: Analyzing Jaw & Lip Movements

Hi,  I hope I’m not bothering you, but I’m needing help. I have taken many OPT courses, most recently your tongue thrust course. Thank you, it was awesome!! I have a little boy that I...

Talktool admin 13 Dec 17

Ask A Therapist: Bite Block & Tongue Depressor Questions

I have a student who is using the red bite blocks. He just started. When I put the bite block #2 between his teeth he slides them over. Is this normal or should I reposition them? I have ano...

Talktool admin 08 Aug 17

Ask A Therapist: Persons with DS have larger tongues?

Hi, I work for a not for profit helping connect families to community resources. I just attended an appointment with a mother and 3 month old infant with Down Syndrome at the child’s F...

Talktool admin 06 Jul 17

Ask A Therapist: Does Straw Therapy Help Accelerate Speech?

My 2 year old (almost 3 year old) daughter with Down Syndrome is still having difficulty with speech. She has many signs, but her words are limited to ones such as “ball” and ...

Talktool admin 08 Jun 17

Ask A Therapist: Task Analyzing Oral Sensory Motor Skills

Hi Lori, I have a 7 months old client who is a breast feeder. When trying to give her new things like applesauce, yogurt, etc. She makes the bolus but she doesn’t swallow. What can I ...

Talktool admin 06 Jun 17

Ask a Therapist: Physical Therapist Question on Oral Motor

Hi, I am a physical therapist working in Early Intervention in NJ. I have a 12 month child that I suspect has an undiagnosed syndrome. She has very low muscle throughout. Her cognitive level...

Talktool admin 22 May 17

Ask a Therapist: The Child Refuses Tools

Hello, My son was using TalkTools products since he was about 4 months old until he was 2 years old. He is now 3 years and does not like them at all. Gets really mad when I try to use the ch...

Talktool admin 25 Apr 17

Ask A Therapist: My First Time Doing An Eval

Hi TalkTools, I have a few questions for the staff SLP. I watched the “3 Part OPT” videos and I can see how it generally walks me through the eval process but the language doesn&...

Talktool admin 05 Apr 17

Ask A Therapist: 24 Year-Old Male With Severe Stuttering

I am a speech-language pathologist in private practice. One of my clients is a 24 year old male with severe stuttering. He also has a diagnosis of mild cerebral palsy. His most noticeable dy...

Talktool admin 15 Mar 17