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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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...

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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...

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Talktool admin 12 May 15