TalkTools

Who should attend?

  • Speech and language pathologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Behavior analysts
  • Nurses
  • Special education teachers
  • Parents

 

About TalkTools

Talk Tools was created to provide the best oral placement therapy techniques, training and tools to clients, therapists and parents. Our therapy techniques add a tactile component to feeding and speech therapy, enabling clients to feel the movements necessary for the development of speech clarity.

TalkTools® exclusive Level Training Program is designed to provide professional therapists a clear path of continuing education and training related to speech and feeding therapy. Each Level has its own unique requirements, goals and accomplishments. Herein, you will find a clear path for becoming a Level 4 ACCOMPLISHED professional, starting with Level 1 and progressing up through the clearly defined pathway.

Level 1

  • Basic
  • 3 part treatment plan for OPT
  • Feeding therapy – a sensory motor approach

Level 2

  • Intermediate
  • OPT Assessment and program plan development

Level 3

  • Advanced
  • 3 day immersive training with live evaluations
  • Test afterwards

Level 4

  • Accomplished
  • 3 day immersive training with live evaluations
  • Test afterwards

Workshop Details:

Level 1:

  • Three-Part Treatment Plan for Oral Placement Therapy (Introduction to Oral Placement Therapy) Course Summary – TalkTools® innovative tactile-sensory approach to speech therapy uses therapy tools to train and transition muscle movements for speech production. Learn how 40 highly motivating motor activities can be used to improve phonation, resonation, and speech clarity.
  • Feeding Therapy: A Sensory Motor Approach (Feeding Fundamentals) Course Summary – in this Sensory/Motor Approach to Feeding class, the complex issues surrounding feeding disorders are discussed. The class reflects new research and understanding of sensory processing and the impact on feeding. CEUs – 12 Hours (1.2 CEUs)

Level 2:

Pre-requisite Courses LEVEL 1

Details:

  • Oral Placement Therapy: Assessment and Program Plan Development Course Summary – learn how to perform a comprehensive evaluation for clients with sensory, feeding and/or speech disorders following the principles of the TalkTools® hierarchical approach to oral-motor assessment and treatment using the techniques learned.

About the presenter:

Renee Roy Hill – MS , CCC-SLP, has provided therapeutic assessments and program planning for adults and children with oral placement, feeding and motor speech deficits for over 17 years. She is the owner of Crossroads Therapy Clinic in New Braunfels, TX and a member of the TalkTools® speakers bureau. Renee has been an invited speaker for ASHA state conventions and has received specialized training in speech/oral-motor/feeding therapy, Apraxia, sensory processing disorders, Hanen Courses, NDT training, TAMO therapy and PROMPT. She is the creator of the TalkTools® Schedule Board Kit, co-author of Ice Sticks, and author of the TalkTools® Apraxia Program.