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OPT (Oral Placement Therapy): Assessment and Program Plan Development

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Learn how to perform a comprehensive evaluation for clients with sensory, feeding and/or speech disorders following the principles of Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson’s hierarchical approach to oral-motor assessment and treatment using the techniques learned in “A Three Part Treatment Plan to Oral Placement Therapy.”

This class will lead you, step-by-step, through the assessment process used with clients of varying ages and skill levels who evidence oral placement deficits. Participants will observe via videos, two complete assessment sessions and follow up treatment with clients from infancy to adult, and will learn how to identify oral-motor deficits that effect speech production.

LEVEL TRAINING: This course is part of TalkTools exclusive LEVEL TRAINING PROGRAM. If you have completed our foundational courses -- 3-Part Treatment Plan for OPT and Feeding Therapy: A Sensory Motor Approach (live workshop or online), together with this course, you will qualify as a LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE TalkTools Therapist!


  • Identify oral placement, sensory, feeding and/or speech deficits in a variety of clients and diagnoses
  • Assess oral placement functioning of the jaw, lips, and tongue
  • Design a step-by-step program plan based on the client’s oral-motor feeding and speech evaluation results
  • Apply oral placement strategies, when appropriate, with infant, preschool, and school-aged children as a part of comprehensive speech and language therapy intervention

$330 Early Bird Rate - until 12/04/17
$390 Standard Rate - 12/05/17 to 01/18/18
420 Late Registration - 01/19/18 to day of

Fee includes: 1.2 CEUs (ASHA/AOTA approved), course supplies, workbook & certificate of completion.

Instructor: Monica Purdy, MA, CCC-SLP
Monica Purdy has more than 14 years of professional experience specializing in helping children with special needs to communicate. Monica is PROMPT and SOS trained, familiar with sign language, and well-versed in the use of augmentative devices. She is the owner of Kids Abilities in Indianapolis, IN. In addition to her private practice, Monica is a member of the TalkTools® speakers bureau and has been invited to speak at numerous conventions and seminars across the U.S. and internationally. She is a graduate of Ball State University.

Hosted by Pediatric Interactions

Course Location: State Bank of the Lakes
                              50 Commerce Drive
                              Grayslake, IL 60030

Click here for more information and to register online through TalkTools.