Success Story: Anna & Heather

Heather Vukelich, MS, CCC-SLP, TalkTools Level 4 therapist and owner of Happy Kids Therapy in Danville, CA specializes in treating speech and feeding issues in individuals with Down Syndr...

TalkTools Marketing Dept. 13 Mar 18

Success Story: Kamdyn & Vanessa

3 years ago I was seeing a little boy named Kamdyn who had just turned 2 a couple months prior, through our state’s early intervention program. I was presented with some general background...

TalkTools Marketing Dept. 16 Jun 17

Ask a Therapist: Significant Tongue Thrust Swallow Pattern and Tongue Protrusion

Hello! I have a 13 month old with Down syndrome who has a significant tongue thrust swallow pattern and tongue protrusion. Her tongue is ALWAYS out of her mouth, far. Almost as if she is int...

Talktool admin 02 Mar 17

Ask A Therapist: Child with a small mouth

Hi TalkTools, I am working with a child with a very small mouth, and the Yellow Chewy Tube is still too big and too hard for him. What would you recommend I use with him instead until he can...

Talktool admin 20 Apr 16

Ask A Therapist: 7 year old with Down Syndrome who can’t drink

My son who has Down Syndrome will be seven next month and still can’t drink. Ben had a high palate and was breastfed. He really latched with his tongue. He only drinks from a hard spo...

Talktool admin 21 Mar 16

Ask A Therapist: Client with Autism and Apraxia of Speech

Hello TalkTools, I am an SLP working with a four year old boy with autism and apraxia of speech. He has some significant drooling and is non-verbal. I completed the “Three-Part Treatme...

Talktool admin 12 Oct 15

Ask A Therapist: Tips for Implementing the Horn Hierarchy

Hello Talktools, I’m a pediatric SLP with a clinical question for your experts. I attended the Three-Part Treatment Plan for Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) workshop last year. I have a ...

Talktool admin 14 Sep 15

Ask A Therapist: Horn Help

Hello, I purchased the TalkTools Parent Kit back in December, and have been implementing the oral placement therapy with the support of my daughter’s speech therapist since January. ...

Talktool admin 06 Jun 15

Ask A Therapist: Challenging Patient

Hi TalkTools! I have taken your Three-Part Treatment Plan for Oral Placement Therapy class and have 3 of your books. I am using OPT within my practice and see positive results in my patient...

Talktool admin 01 Jun 15

Ask A Therapist: Bite Tube Compression

Hi to TalkTools, I am an SLP who has taken the Three-Part Treatment Plan for Oral Placement Therapy course and am incorporating OPT into my practice. I greatly enjoy this as it benefits my p...

Talktool admin 12 May 15