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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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&...

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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...

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Talktool admin 15 Mar 17