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Y our Source for Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) for S peech C larity and F eeding

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Dear Customer,
are in the midst of invigorating and exciting change. a fresh look. has relocated the company to

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Since taking over the reins as President of Talktools, Luke Charleston, South Carolina, infusing Talktools with new energy and

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years of developing innovative products and techniques for enhancing speech and feeding skills, we

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therapists, parents, and anyone working with children or adults with special needs.

Together,

we look forward to continuing to provide the best techniques and tools for speech

With Luke driving the business, Sara is free to focus on research & development and training. We are thrilled Moebius Syndrome Foundation awarded us a grant for a one-year study on the effectiveness of Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) for children with the diagnosis of upper facial paresis. The grant was awarded after a one-year pilot study was completed that indicated positive improvements in upper lip mobility, tongue lateralization , jaw grading and most importantly, in improved speech clarity and feeding safety. Clinical trials are nearing completion , and we look forward to reporting the findings in July 2012!
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New courses Autism: Using Tactile Therapy Techniques, reviewing current methodologies and treatment techniques when working with children who present with Autism, and Oral Placement Therapy: What a Parent Can Do, a one-day program empowering parents to take part in their childs oral-motor and feeding development. Weve also taken our workshops global, with training scheduled in Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, Canada, and several European locations with more to follow. Be sure to read our Ask A Therapist blog on the website, and as always, our team of therapists is available via Email to answer questions.
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children and adults in developing enriched communication and feeding skills.

outstanding team of therapists continues to foster high-quality therapy programs and tools to assist

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We continue to present new products like the Oral Placement to Speech TalkTools Early Communication and Schedule Board Kit. As a result of focus groups with our clients therapists, parents and caregivers for adults with special needs we promise to communicate more and to actively seek your input as well. Soon, well be launching a redesigned website, with easier navigation , more resources and research , and enhanced communication capabilities. Our new website features will include a more robust calendar of events and workshops. Check out our calendar to find a seminar near you, or call to request a workshop at your facility. Also, look for updated versions of our most popular courses for self-study CEU credits, including A Three-Part Treatment Plan for Oral Placement Therapy and Feeding Therapy: A Sensory-Motor Approach. In addition to our live and self-study courses, we include instructions with all our products, to enable maximum results for clients of all ages and ability levels.
articulation card set and the techniques and tools to achieve success with your clients.

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and inspect our expanded offerings.

invite you to browse this catalog and our website (www.talktools.com) to learn more about our approach

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you for your interest and support.

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look forward to continuing to provide you with training,

Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson
TalkTools is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-LanguageHearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course information for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA CEU Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specic products or clinical procedures.

Luke Blessinger

Please note: It has come to our attention that other companies are copying TalkTools products. The manufacturing of these imitations has compromised the quality and effectiveness of the therapeutic intent. If the product does not come with TalkTools instructions, please do not expect the same improvements in sensory, feeding and/or speech clarity.

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A Three-Part Treatment Plan for Oral Placement Therapy
(1.2 ASHA/AOTA Credits)
Sara rosenfeld-johnson, m.S., Ccc-slp

O ral P lacement TO S peech


Robyn Merkel-Walsh, m.A., Ccc-slp and Sara rosenfeld-johnson, m.S., Ccc-slp

Saras UPDATED Three-Part Treatment self-study DVD includes current research, new jaw activities, how to organize a therapy session into four parts [sensory, feeding, Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) and putting it all together for speech practice] and much, much more! Interactive, hands-on demonstrations will focus on therapeutically sound techniques to develop oral movements for improved speech clarity. Developmentally appropriate motor movements for speech are therapeutically targeted using highly motivating techniques appropriate for children and adults of varying diagnosis. This DVD is approved for 1.2 CEUs (ASHA or AOTA, self-study). Includes 1 DVD set, Oral Placement Therapy for Speech Clarity and Feeding Textbook, 2 workbooks, 2 practicum & 2 CEU packets.
# 6000160 Purchase $395.00 # 6000161 30-day Rental $220.00

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Oral Placement TO Speech Kit (OPT-S) by Robyn Merkel-Walsh and Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson, is an innovative articulation program designed to translate muscle movements (from the Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy hierarchies) into speech sound production. This program was designed specifically for individuals with MUSCLE-based speech disorders, such as low tone and dysarthria. Our card set is uniquely based on jaw transitions and the complexity of articulatory place shifts within words. Included in Kit No. 1 are the early developing phonemes m-b-p (bilabials), t-d-n (tongue retraction with tip elevation), k-g and h(velars) and w (lip rounding). The sounds are combined with an array of vowels in CV and CVC combinations. Each card set is divided into easy, moderate and difficult words based on transitions of the jaw, between the consonant- vowel and the vowelconsonant combinations. With each set we also have included Sara Rosenfeld -Johnsons outlined OPT Activities to help you transition muscle movement into improved speech clarity. OPT-S allows therapists to select words for practice based on phonemes and /or complexity. 185 cards are included along with detailed instructions for developing your clients individualized articulation program. Cards are colorful and appropriate for all ages across a variety of muscle based diagnoses. The concepts of warm up and target words , teaches therapists how to use speech clarity drills as an Oral Placement Activity. This product will be a must have to complete the sensory-feeding-OPT-speech hierarchy. (NOTE: For children ages 2-6 with apraxia , please refer to The Kaufman K-SLP Treatment Kit 1 (basic level) on page 24 of our catalog. OPT-S and The Kaufman K-SLP Treatment Kit 1 (basic level) compliment one another for children with complex speech clarity issues that involve both muscle and motor based disorders.)
# 5000051 $159.00

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Lori l. Overland, m.S., Ccc-slp

Designed by Renee Roy-Hill, this easy-to-use kit allows therapists and parents to create unique schedule boards for their children as well as early communication and language photo cards in a variety of sizes. The kit includes over 1000 cards used in the TalkTools OPT program that can be printed out, but also includes the ability to print from other picture folders or your own personal photos. Also included in the kit is a binder, velcro to create your first schedule board, five inserts for picture organization, and a finished box. The detailed instructions by Renee lead you through the kit on how to create personalized choice, schedule and early communication boards. Therapists can prescribe and save individual schedule boards for multiple clients using a single kit.
# 5000052 $62.50

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Loris UPDATED Sensory/Motor Approach to Feeding class is now available on a self study DVD. The complex issues surrounding feeding disorders are discussed. The class reflects new research and understanding of sensory processing and the impact on feeding. Pre-feeding exercises designed to develop the motor skills for safe, effective, nutritive feeding and therapeutic feeding techniques are targeted. The class includes two live evaluations and program plans, as well as interactive sensory and feeding practicums.
# 6000162 Purchase $395.00 #6000163 Rental $220.00

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S pecific exercises and case examples and video were excellent teaching tools ! L ori was an amazing presenter with tons of experience and knowledge what an asset to our field ! T his course reinforced what I am already doing and offered new ideas and perspectives .
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HORNS
horn #1 horn #2 horn #3

This Horn Kit advances speech clarity by increasing lip protrusion, tongue retraction, and the prolongation of controlled oral airflow. Also great for clients with an interdental lisp, lateral lisps, or guttural /l/ or /r/ distortion. Adult Supervision Required To Implement This Program. Instructions included.
# 5000012 $37.75

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This Horn Kit includes only those horns that focus on primary lip closure, and airflow patterns. Adult Supervision Required To Implement This Program. Instructions included.
# 5000008 $34.75

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TalkTools Original Horn Kit *

A TalkTools original! This motivational therapy tool serves as a beneficial adjunct to traditional therapy techniques. The Horn kit is designed to normalize oral musculature, correct articulation errors, improve abdominal grading and speech clarity, and also serves as a prerequisite for working on oral-nasal contrasts for improved velopharyngeal functioning. Instructions included. Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson, M.S., CCC/SLP, has re-configured the Horn Blowing Hierarchy. Horn #9 (Airplane Horn) and Horn #14 (Balloon Horn) are no longer components of this kit. This change will NOT affect the Hierarchy in any way. Adult Supervision Required To Implement This Program.
# 5000011 $32.50

This Horn Kit helps normalize the oral musculature by promoting lower jaw stability, lip protrusion, and airflow control. Adult Supervision Required To Implement This Program. Instructions included.
# 5000009 $30.50

horn #1 12-Pack horn #2 12-pack horn #3 12-pack horn #4 12-pACK horn #5 12-PACK horn #6 12-PACK horn #7 12-PACK horn #8 12-Pack horn #9 12-PACK horn #10 12-PACK horn #11 12-PACK Horn #12 12-Pack

# 1000035 # 1000036 # 1000037 # 1000038 # 1000039 # 1000040 # 1000041 # 1000042 # 1000044 # 1000045 # 1000046 # 1000047

$15.50 $17.75 $25.75 $15.50 $13.25 $17.50 $21.00 $29.95 $15.50 $37.00 $15.50 $15.50

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The Pre-Hierarchy Horn sounds off with both inhalation and exhalation. Combined with the wide mouth opening, this proven tool helps very young children and clients with minimal airflow progress to Talktools Original Horn Kit. Instructions include how to teach your client to use volitional control of oral airflow for blowing as a component of phoneme imitation. Colors may vary. Instructions included.
# 1000015 $8.95

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TalkTools Honey Bear with Straw

STRAWS
TalkTools Straw Kit *
# 5010001 $28.35
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Proven effective with children as young as eight months, the Honey Bear with Straw allows you to control the flow of liquid into a childs mouth and teaches children to straw drink. It can also be used to transition from bottle-feeding to cup drinking. You will appreciate the spill-proof lid. Instructions included
# 1020008 $7.99

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# 1000026 $.40

An excellent supplement to traditional therapy techniques, and the best activity available to promote tongue retraction and controlled tongue movements. The hierarchy promotes jaw-liptongue dissociation through twelve stages of development.
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Latex-free flexible tubing is available to replace the straw in the Honey Bear. Sold in 8 lengths.

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straw #2 1 2-pack** # 1010016 $26.50 straw #3 12-pack** # 1010017 $26.50 straw #4 12-pACK straw #5 12-PACK straw #6 12-PACK straw #7 12-PACK straw #8 25-PACK 25-PACK 25-PACK Straw A/B (JUMBO)
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# 1010018 $26.50 # 1010019 $26.50 # 1010020 $26.50 # 1010021 $34.50

TalkTools Progressive Jaw Closure Tubes

12-PACK # 1010022 $38.00 # 5010003 $3.50 # 5010004 $3.50


straw #5

Contains six firm, reusable bite tubes. When used in a graduated program the tubes each teach volitional jaw closure and lip rounding, which are needed for straw drinking and speech development. Particularly effective for clients with cerebral palsy or traumatic brain injury. Instructions included.
# 5000017
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Straw D (small) # 5010005 $3.50


* straws sold individually only on our website ** Sold without lip blocks

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Purchase straws in bulk; all straws are available in 12 packs. An excellent choice for those with larger case loads.
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These colorful lip blocks in red or yellow, are designed for use with the TalkTools Straw Kit for clients who may not want a cute lip block! Made of FDA-approved material, they are approved for oral usage and can be cleaned for use with multiple clients. Lip blocks fit our Straws #2 & #3. Straws not provided.
Yellow Red # 1010014 # 1010015 $1.50 each $1.50 each

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This colorful set of cups comes with a lid for each of the straws in the TalkTools Straw Hierarchy. Use the small cup for the shorter straws. Use the taller cup for longer straws to prevent tipping. Teaches the child to hold the cup, not the straw. Youll love the tight fitting lid which helps prevent spilling. Straws not included.
# 1020015 $5.95 for set of 2

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TalkTools Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) Program

TalkTools SPEA(K-it)
The ultimate tool for the therapist on the go. The sturdy nylon carryall comes complete with everything needed to perform an oral placement assessment, implement all of the activities from Oral Placement Therapy for Speech Clarity and Feeding (Revised edition), and assess and address sensory and feeding issues as taught in the Feeding Therapy: A SensoryMotor Approach course. The SPEA(K-it) is like carrying an entire therapy room on your shoulder. Adult Supervision Required To Implement This Program.
# 5050017 $765.00

Includes everything you need to implement all of the activities taught in Saras book, Oral Placement Therapy for Speech Clarity and Feeding (Revised edition). Its perfect for storing all of your oral placement supplies - keep it near your desk or in your car for convenient access. Numerous small compartments are great for storing individual therapy tools. Adult Supervision Required To Implement This Program.
# 5000050 $426.00

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD


Adult Supervision Required To Implement This Program

Components: Oral Placement Therapy for Speech and Feeding, The Homework Book, Assessment and Treatment of the Jaw, Pre-Hierarchy Horn, Sensory Bean Bag Kit, Straw A/B Jumbo (3 ct), Honey Bear w/Flex Straw, Recessed Lid Cup - Purple, Vibrator & Toothettes 20 pk, Button Pull Program, Jaw Grading Bite Blocks - Red, Sensory Friendly Bite Blocks - Purple, Tongue Tip Lateralization and Elevation Tools, Tool Bag Deluxe, Bite Tube Set 4 Pack, Bubble Kit, Original Horn Kit, Jaw Closure Tubes (Progressive), Jaw Exercisers, Straw Kit, CD - Forms for Oral Placement Assessment, Kazoo, Nose Flutes ( set of 3 ), Blue Cut-Out Cup, Pink Cut-Out Cup, ARK Probe (pkg of 3), Tongue Depressors 50 pack (flavored), ARK Z-Vibe w/1 Blue Tip, ARK Z-Vibe Tips Mini (3pk), ARK Z-Vibe Tips Preefer (3pk), ARK Z-Vibe Tips Bite & Chew (3pk), ARK Z-Vibe Tips Spoon (3pk), ARK Z-Vibe Tips Texture Soft Spoon (3pk), Puppet (1 ct), and Mini Mirror. Components: Oral Placement Therapy for Speech and Feeding, The Homework Book, PreHierarchy Horn, Sensory Bean Bag Kit, Honey Bear w/Flex Straw, Recessed Lid Cup - Purple, Tongue Depressor 50 pack (flavored), Vibrator & Toothettes 20 pk, Button Pull, Jaw Grading Bite Blocks - Red, Sensory Friendly Bite Blocks - Purple, Tongue Tip Lateralization and Elevation Tools, Bite Tube Set 4 Pack, , Bubble Kit, Original Horn Kit, Jaw Closure Tubes (Progressive), Jaw Exercisers, Duration Tubes, Straw Kit, CD - Forms for Oral Placement Assessment, Mini Mirror (Bonus Item).

TalkTools Jaw Program TalkTools Introduction to Oral Placement Therapy Kit

This introductory kit is an excellent way to begin implementing Sara RosenfeldJohnsons therapy techniques. Its compact, economical, and contains all the basics that you need to get started. Adult Supervision Required To Implement This Program.
# 5000029 $195.25

The Jaw is the support system for improved feeding skills and speech production. Jaw stability allows for independent movements of the lips and tongue for speech. This program includes all of the tools necessary to complete the exercises found in Sara Rosenfeld-Johnsons book, Assessment and Treatment of the Jaw. Includes CD - Forms for Oral Placement Assessment, all in a convenient carrying and storage case. See additional info for program contents. Adult Supervision Required To Implement This Program.
# 5000037 $285.80

Components: Oral Placement Therapy for Speech Clarity and Feeding, The HOMEWORK Book, Jaw Grading Bite Blocks - Red, Vibrator & Toothettes 20 pk., and the Original Horn Kit, and the Straw Kit.

Components: Assessment and Treatment of the Jaw, ARK Probe (pkg of 3), ARK Z-Vibe w/1 Blue Tip, ARK Z-Vibe Tips Blue (set of 3 ), ARK Z-Vibe Tips Mini (3pk), Jaw Grading Bite Blocks - Red, Bite Tube Set 4 Pack (2ct.), Jaw Closure Tubes (Progressive), Jaw Exercisers, CD - Forms for Oral Placement Assessment.

*Talktools Therapy reserves the right to change the components of these kits. Picture may not represent current kit components.
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TalkTools Apraxia Program
by Renee Roy Hill, M.S., CCC-SLP This versatile program is ideal for transitioning clients with motor-planning deficits from Oral Placement activities to speech production. The three sets of tools - Bilabial Shapes, Tactile Tubes, and Speech Blocks - provide tactile cueing for specific sounds m, p, b, oo, oh, ee, ih, eh, uh and ah, so clients can feel where the articulators should be during speech production. When combined with verbal and visual cues, they provide a multisensory approach to facilitating speech. This program is most effective for clients who cannot achieve correct production of target sounds with verbal and visual cues alone or those who do not respond to verbal and visual cues. Included are videos of each step, along with written instructions.

TalkTools SMILE Program

The SMILE (SysteMatic Intervention for Lingual Elevation) Program, developed by Robyn Merkel-Walsh, is a fun therapy program for tongue thrust remediation. Designed for children 7-12, yet appropriate for teens and adults, this program, featuring Mr. Smile, targets speech and swallowing skills in a 14-step hierarchy. Adult Supervision Required To Implement This Program.
# 5000019 $92.00

Components: Tongue Depressors, Chewy Tube Red, Horns #2, #7, #8, # 9, #10, #12, Jaw Grading Bite Blocks- Red, Nose Flutes, Straws #4, #5, #6, and #7, Toothettes (20 pack), Bubble Tube, Straw A/B, Whistle Straw, and Smile Program Manual.

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TalkTools Parent Kit: As A Parent: What can I do Using Oral Placement Therapy to Improve my Childs Feeding and Speech? (OPT) with Your Child
This kit is designed for parents and includes the tools and information you need to start using Sara Rosenfeld-Johnsons Oral Placement Therapy techniques in your own home. If you are a parent who has heard the success stories brought about through Saras techniques, but were unsure how to begin, this introductory kit is exactly what youve been looking for. Adult Supervision Required To Implement This Program.
# 5000045 $94.99

TalkTools Drooling Remediation Program

Sara Rosenfeld - Johnson decided to make this DVD specifically for parents with questions about feeding safety and speech clarity. This DVD provides parents with a better understanding of the skills and techniques to help their child succeed.
# 6000210 $13.00
Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson M.S., CCC-SLP
I decided to make this video to help you, the parent, learn what you can do at home to improve your childs speech clarity and feeding safety. Over the years, I have found that parents can become great assets to their childs speech language pathologist, once they understand why they are being asked to perform certain homework assignments with their child. The exercises shown in this video are presented in a hierarchy of very small steps which will ensure that your child will not only make progress but will have fun doing so. This video is designed to not only show you what you can do to help your child, but also explains to you why you are being asked to use specific straws, horns or bite-tubes. In addition, watching this video will give you the knowledge you need to become a better advocate for your child, whether they receive speech therapy through the public school, early intervention program, clinic, hospital or private practice. Knowledge is a very powerful tool.
Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson, CCC-SLP Goals of Oral-Motor/Feeding/Speech Therapy - Increase sensory awareness and normalize tactile sensitivity - Teach more normal movement patterns - Achieve differentiation of oral movements - Enhance feeding skills for better nutritional intake - Improve speech sound production to maximize intelligibility

Sara Rosenfeld-Johnsons fun and easy step-by-step approach to controlling drooling is not a behavioral approach; it addresses the cause of the problem from an Oral Placement perspective. Adult Supervision Required To Implement This Program.
# 5000006 $143.95
Components: Original Horn Kit, Straw Kit, Vibrator & Toothettes, Bubble Kit, Button-Pull, and Drooling Remediation Program manual.

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What Can I do To Improve My Childs Feeding Skills and Speech Clarity?

What Can I do To Improve My Childs Feeding Skills and Speech Clarity?


What Can I do To Improve My Childs Feeding Skills and Speech Clarity?

As a Parent:

Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson
M.S., CCC-SLP

As a Parent:

As a Parent:

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TalkTools Ice Sticks Manual with Ice Stick

TalkTools Bubble Kit

The Bubble Kit is a great way to get started on Sara Rosenfeld-Johnsons bubble hierarchy. The items included were chosen for their capacity to promote abdominal grading, lip closure, lip rounding, and tongue retraction. Instructions included.
# 5000003 $32.75

Renee Roy Hill and Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson designed this program for clients with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury or Moebius Syndrome. This multi-sensory approach will teach you activities to develop the skills necessary to implement an oral placement/ feeding/speech therapy program. Excellent for achieving lip rounding, lip closure and tongue retraction. Includes one Ice Stick.
# 3000024 # 9140013 $19.75 $10.00 Individual ice sticks

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TalkTools Nose Clips

OPT Tools
TalkTools Jaw Grading Bite Blocks
The highly-functional Jaw Grading Bite Blocks promote symmetrical jaw strength, stability, and grading for clients with weak jaw musculature evidenced during speech sound production or feeding (i.e., reduced mobility, sliding, or jutting). The kit can also be used to teach jaw position and muscle memory for standard speech sound production. Excellent for use with dysarthric apraxic/dyspraxic clients. Includes two sets of six reusable, durable and easily cleaned Bite Blocks and instructions for use.
# 1050005 $29.95

Nose Clips are excellent for those situations where the client with whom you are working cannot differentiate between oral and nasal airflow to successfully work through the Horn or Bubble Hierarchy. At the outset, the clip can be used to completely restrict nasal airflow; by adding a series of elastic bands over time, the degree of pressure the clips exert is reduced, encouraging your client to use oral airflow on his or her own. Instructions included. Adult Supervision Required To Implement This Program.
# 1000050 $5.50

TalkTools Button-Pull Program

This activity addresses lip closure, promotes saliva control, and adequate lip seal. Used as a component of your oral placement therapy program to develop lip closure, lip rounding, and muscle memory with speech and feeding activities. The Button-Pull Program contains five buttons needed to complete the hierarchy. String and instructions included. Adult Supervision Required To Implement This Program.
# 1050001 $5.25

TalkTools Sensory Friendly Jaw Grading Bite Blocks

TalkTools Duration Tubes

Duration Tubes provide a visual cue for increasing controlled airflow. By lengthening the tube and switching from the fuzzy to the plastic ball you can make the activity more difficult as your client gains proficiency. Includes three tubes, three mouth pieces, three of each ball and instructions. Adult Supervision Required To Implement This Program.
# 5000039 $10.95

Some clients may prefer biting into a softer surface as they work their way through the Bite Block hierarchy. The Sensory Friendly Bite Blocks work in exactly the same manner as the original version, but are constructed of a softer, more pliable material. Each package includes the two sets of six Bite Blocks required to complete Sara RosenfeldJohnsons Bite Block Hierarchy. Instruction sheet included.
# 1050006 $29.95

This set of four tools (Red and Yellow ChewyTM Tubes, ARK Grabber XT and ARK Grabber) allows you to approach clients from a hierarchical standpoint. The therapy techniques are used to teach jaw grading for improved speech clarity and to teach children and adults how to chew foods for improved feeding safety and nutritional intake. Instructions included.
# 1050033 $31.50

TalkTools Bite Tube Set

InfaTrainer Cup

The Infa Trainer Cup allows you to adjust the flow of liquid by twisting the lid, while the design of the lid also allows for stability without encouraging a suckle. This is the preferred alternative to a sippy cup.
# 1020013 $11.50

TalkTools Recessed-Lid Drinking Cup

The Recessed-Lid Cup has two handles to help keep hands at midline, and the recessed lid encourages tongue retraction and improved lip closure. Two twist-off lids included; can be used for cup or straw drinking.
# 1020020 $11.25

TalkTools Jaw Exercisers

Once clients have completed all steps of the Bite Block Hierarchy, they may move to the Jaw Exercisers. Each kit contains two firm, reusable jaw exercisers to address jaw stability and jaw grading (control). These tools are appropriate for those who need additional tactile input for controlled movement of the jaw for speech and feeding. Made from FDA-approved materials. Instructions included.
# 5000018 $33.50

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TalkTools Bubble Bear with Refill
The amusing Bubble Bear, when used as part of the Bubble Hierarchy, increases abdominal grading, controlled oral airflow, velum mobility, lip rounding, and tongue retraction.
# 1000016 $14.75

ChewyTM Tube - Blue

TalkTools Bubble Tube and Bubble Tube Refill

This Chewy Tube is nearly twice the diameter of the red version and is intended for clients who tend toward excessive mouthing or biting. It is not intended for jaw exercise; rather, it can be offered as an alternative to negative oral habits.
# 1050000 $7.95

ChewyTM Tubes

The TalkTools Bubble Tube, used as part of TalkTools airflow hierarchy, promotes abdominal grading, controlled oral airflow, lip rounding, and tongue retraction. Keep plenty of our special bubble refills on hand to fill the Bubble Tube -- clients love their bubble activities!
# 1000033 $6.00

Chewy Tubes are an innovative oral-motor device designed to provide a resilient, non-food, chewable surface for practicing biting and chewing skills, and as an aid to inhibit teeth grinding. Chewy Tubes are available in three size-specific colors (colors are all FDA approved): red/large and yellow/small.
Red # 1050002 $7.95 $7.95 YELLOW # 1050003

Echo Horn

Having trouble teaching your clients phoneme imitation, turn-taking, or how to blow a bubble? The Echo Horn, used as detailed in Oral Placement Therapy for Speech Clarity and Feeding, may be just what you need. No cables or batteries required.
# 1000025 $5.00

Bubble Bear Refill


Our bubbles are THE best!! This formula creates long-lasting bubbles that are safe to use inside; they wont stain clothing. Be sure to have plenty of Bubble Refill on hand.
# 1000022 $6.75

TalkTools Flavored Wooden Tongue Depressors


# 1040003 Cherry # 1040004 Grape # 1040005 Strawberry $10.50 $10.50 $10.50

Mini Mirror with Case

TalkTools Tongue-Tip Lateralization & Elevation Tools

Tongue Depressors can be used to promote lip closure, nose breathing, and saliva control. Box of 50.

These remarkable tools teach tongue-tip lateralization, elevation and depression for improved feeding skills and speech clarity. Their design helps establish jaw stability to facilitate independent movement of the tongue tip for lateralization across the midline and for elevation and depression of the tongue tip. Can also be used to stretch the lingual frenulum. Includes set of two tools and instructions.
# 1050013 $26.00

The Mini Mirror can be used for a variety of activities. Hold it in front of your clients nose or mouth to provide a visual cue for oral versus nasal airflow. Made small enough to fit easily in your TalkTools Toolbox.
# 1000029 $3.00

An excellent tool for promoting awareness of the oral cavity and reducing fixing. It is also valuable for addressing oral sensitivity. Includes 20 Toothettes and Instructions.
# 1040036 $10.50

TalkTools Vibrator & Toothettes

T oothettes
You can never have enough Toothettes on hand. Excellent for increasing or decreasing oral sensitivity prior to feeding, oral placement therapy activities, or speech sound production work. 20 per pack.
# 1040035 $8.75

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The Spirometer is an valuable complement to the Horn and Bubble Hierarchies, which target abdominal grading and phonatory control. It is especially useful for clients with VPI and children who need visual cues. The spirometer helps build intraoral pressure and controlled airflow for adults, as well as for children, which translates into longer utterances, increased breath support, and coordination of tongue retraction with an open mouth posture required for vowel sounds. Also features a dial to adjust the level of difficulty. Because it does not produce sound, it is ideal for clients who exhibit auditory defensiveness. Includes two mouthpieces (one flat, one round), and one nose clip.
# 1000031 $16.50

This fun tool helps transition oral airflow into easy onset vocalizations for clients with velo-pharyngeal insufficiency, voice disorders, and fluency disorders. Includes six kazoos, assorted colors.
# 1000028 $9.00

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Dycem
Placing a piece of Dycem on the seat of your clients chair will help keep him/her in the correct posture for effective therapy. 8 x 78 roll, available in blue only.
# 1060001 $30.00

Time Timer 8

Do you get discouraged because your child or client wont work with you for more than a minute or two? Does your child or client not understand the concept of time? Is your child a visual learner? Then why not show them the time with this visual clock? Your client can watch the time pass and know exactly when the activity or therapy session is over! Simply set the timer for the appropriate number of minutes and when the red part disappears, that segment is finished. Nylon storage case included.
# 1050015 $34.00

Time Timer 3
# 1050014 $30.00

The Time Timer allows your clients to watch time pass on this visual clock. Set the timer for the appropriate number of minutes, and when the red display disappears, the therapy segment is finished.

Nose Flute (Set of 3)

A wonderful motivator during therapy sessions, these terry cloth puppets are sold in assorted 10 packs. Great for use with the Talktools Bubble Hierarchy. The terry cloth makes for easy cleaning. Puppets come in a randomly selected 10-pack.
# 1040020 $22.50

Puppets

The Nose Flute is one of the best tools on the market to facilitate nasal airflow, an integral component of velo-pharyngeal control and speech clarity development. Manufacturers instructions included.
# 1000030 $6.25

Latex Exam Gloves

Latex Exam Gloves are a must have for muscle-based therapy programs. Be sure to wear them tight to achieve the natural sensation clients prefer. Powdered.
x-SMALL # 1030016 SMALL # 1030017 MEDIUM # 1030018 $16.00 $16.00 $16.00

Vinyl Gloves Powder Free


x-SMALL # 1030022 SMALL # 1030023 MEDIUM # 1030024 $16.00 $16.00 $16.00

Vinyl Gloves provide an alternative for those with allergies to Latex. Powder-free.

Latex Exam Gloves PF

Latex Exam Gloves are a must have for muscle-based therapy programs. Be sure to wear them tight to achieve the natural sensation clients prefer. Powder-free.
x-SMALL # 1030013 SMALL # 1030014 MEDIUM # 1030015 $16.00 $16.00 $16.00

Vinyl Gloves Powdered


x-SMALL # 1030019 SMALL # 1030020 MEDIUM # 1030021 $16.00 $16.00 $16.00

Vinyl Gloves provide an alternative for those with allergies to Latex. Powdered.

High Chair

Therapists and parents love this chair because it can be adjusted to give supported seating for children ages six months to eight years. It comes with removable cushions to accommodate various sizes and shapes. This chair is constructed of sturdy materials, adjustible foot rest for body stability, and has a glossy finish for easy cleanup. Please allow 7-14 business days for this product to ship. This item ships separately using FedEx Ground Service.
# 4000001 $440.00

PureGreen24

Looking for a fast, easy way to safely disinfect therapy tools, your childrens toys, high chairs, and more? PureGreen24 is a proven hard surface antimicrobial disinfectant and deodorizer that offers rapid efficacy with unique 24-hour residual effectiveness. Non-flammable, non-corrosive, and odorless, without the fumes or skin irritation associated with traditional disinfectants, PureGreen24 not only kills everyday household germs, but also the most deadly of superbugs. None of the chemicals in this product are considered hazardous by OSHA, and the product is EPA registered for use on childrens toys (no rinsing required). Completely wet the surface with PureGreen24, wait a few minutes, then wipe clean
4 oz spray bottle - 32 oz spray bottle - Gallon refill size - # 1070008 $4.99 # 1070006 $12.99 # 1070005 $39.99
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Jiggler Vibrator
Jigglers add calming and organizing sensory input, and can be used for oral exploration, reducing fixing in the jaw, and increasing awareness. Instructions included. Requires one AA battery (not included).
# 1040015 # 1040017 $17.95 Ellie $17.95 GATOR

Nuk Massagers (set of 3) Roller Ice


# 1040019 $13.50

The Nuk Massager stimulates lateral molar ridges, reduces oral hypersensitivity, and helps develop a tongue groove.

Prepare your clients for muscle-based activities! Simply freeze Roller Ice and apply to the face to get the muscles ready for work. When used in short segments, Roller Ice facilitates increased awareness and muscle tension. Over a longer period of time, Roller Ice will relax a tonic muscle to allow for direct work on muscle strengthening.
# 1040032 $35.00

Syringe 1cc Oral (25 pack, without

We know that syringe feeding helps to develop tongue mobility, but did you also know that you can use these syringes to clean your straws? (25 per package; no needles)
# 1040034 $9.00

needles)

Maroon Spoon Small (set of 5)


# 1020018 $6.50

Maroon Spoons are available in two sizes and promote optimal oral movement and lip closure.

TalkTools Sensory Bean Bags Infant Toothbrush


The very popular finger toothbrush is smooth on one side and has soft rubber bristles on the other, which stimulate lateral tongue reflex and oral sensory awareness.
# 1040011 # 1040012 $7.95 3 pAck $15.25 6 pack

Maroon Spoon Large (set of 5)

Available in two sizes, the Maroon Spoon promotes optimal oral movement and lip closure.
# 1020014 $7.00

It can be difficult to help someone who doesnt trust your touch. These bean bags are a fun and safe way to benefit clients with tactile-defensive behaviors, as well as those with hyposensitivity or hypersensitivity on the face. The various textures (silky, bumpy, furry and scratchy) help normalize sensitivity on body and face. Instructions included.
# 1000034 $29.75

Haberman Mini Feeder

Cut-Out Cups

Proven to be effective for facilitating improved oral feeding in infants with reduced strength for suckling and reduced endurance for feeding. The Haberman Mini Feeder teat is about a third smaller in size for smaller or premature infants. Instruction book included.
# 1020011 $24.00

Cut-Out Cups are available in pink (1 oz.) and blue (2 oz.) and green (7 oz.). These flexible cups stimulate the corners of the mouth to facilitate lip closure and allow a child to drink without head or neck extension.
# 1020032 # 1020031 # 1020033 $4.99 $6.99 $7.99 Pink blue 2 pack 2 pack

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Haberman Mini Feeder Teats


# 1020012 $11.00

Additional teats for the Haberman MiniFeeder, sold individually.

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Oral Placement Therapy for Speech Clarity and Feeding
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Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) for /s /and /z /


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Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson, m.s., ccc-slp

This is the first in a series of programs designed to teach standard speech sound production using a combination of traditional articulation therapy in conjunction with Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) activities. It is designed for clients who need auditory, visual, and tactile information to learn to use standard /s/ and /z/ in all speech environments. In this program you will learn how to: 1) perform an evaluation with a client who evidences an inter-dental or a lateral lisp; 2) write a complete Oral Placement/Movement for Feeding and Speech Evaluation; and 3) create and write a computer generated Report and Program Plan tailored to address your clients specific needs. Once this process has been completed, you will use the 20 lesson plans with associated Homework Sheets and Speech Practice Sheets to assist you in correcting your clients inter-dental or lateral productions. Each of the 20 lesson plans is divided into four sections: 1) Sensory, 2) Feeding, 3) Placement/Movement Activities, and 4) Speech.
IN THIS DVD YOU WILL SEE SARA ROSENFELD-JOHNSON PERFORM TWO ASSESSMENTS. READ THE REPORTS AND PROGRAM PLANS GENERATED, AND VIEW AFTER - THERAPY VIDEO CLIPS.

Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson, M.S., CCC-SLP

Sara Rosenfeld-Johnsons Oral Placement techniques have improved the speech clarity of thousands of clients, even in many cases where traditional therapy alone has failed. This comprehensive guide will help you to implement these techniques yourself. (226 pages; includes the Oral Placement Hierarchy Poster) An earlier edition of this book was sold under the title of Oral-Motor Exercises for Speech Clarity.
# 3000001 $58.50

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TalkTools Drooling Remediation Program Manual

TalkTools SMILE program manual

T he HOMEWORK B ook
For therapists implementing the techniques found in Oral Placement Therapy for Speech Clarity and Feeding, The HOMEWORK Book puts each activity on easy-to-follow homework sheets which can be removed and photocopied, then sent home with the client or child for daily practice between therapy sessions.
# 3000002 $49.00
Translations of The Homework Book are available in Spanish, Italian and Chinese (simple character set). Please call for more information.

For those who already have a variety of muscle-based therapy tools, but now find themselves addressing drooling for the first time, the Drooling Remediation Manual is available without the kit. 48 pages.
# 3000008 $43.90

Developed by Robyn Merkel-Walsh, this program manual teaches how to achieve tongue retraction necessary for the appropriate production of speech sounds. Clinicians are provided with homework suggestions for families. For those that already have the necessary tools, the SMILE Manual is available by itself. 104 pages.
# 3000026 $43.90

TalkTools Ice Sticks Program Manual

Renee Roy Hill and Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson designed this program for clients with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury or Moebius Syndrome. This multi-sensory approach will teach you activities to develop the skills necessary to implement an oral placement/feeding/speech therapy program. Excellent for achieving lip rounding and lip closure. Includes one Ice Stick.
# 3000024 $19.75 $10.00 Individual ice sticks

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These manuals together provide clinicians and families with useful assessment and therapy strategies related to sensory, Oral Placement, and speech concerns. These programs help comprise a more complete set of therapies for your clinical library. Includes: SMILE Manual, Ice Sticks Manual, Sensory Stix Manual and Drooling Remediation Manual.
# 3000030 $100.00

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Putting it all Together Sensory, Feeding and Speech


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Assessment and Treatment of the Jaw:


Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson, M.S., CCC-SLP

As They Grow : Motor Development from Birth to Six


Written by Jennifer L. Jones, Ph.D. brs-s
Gain a complete understanding of the whole child simultaneously with gross motor, fine motor and oral (fine, fine motor) skill development. This book will allow you to better communicate with OTs and PTs on a professional level. The Second edition has valuable information regarding feeding, sensory integration and motor development parallels. The case presentations are a nice added bonus because they provide excellent examples of children who have not developed these skills. Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson calls the 1st edition of this book Terrific and the 2nd edition is even better. This truly unique book will be a valuable addition to your professional library.
# 3000005 $14.95

Nobody Ever Told Me (or my Mother) That!


Written by Diane Bahr, m.s, ccc-slp
This fascinating new book fills a missing void in the child-rearing world. It explains everything from the basics of nursing, to SIDS, to facial massage, and finishes with the secrets to good speech development and keys to enhancing your childs best natural appearance. Written by a speechlanguage pathologist with more than 30 years of experience, this book is a wealth of necessary information for any new parent. It contains practical advice for all new parents on everything they need to know about oral development from birth to eight years old.
# 3000025 $24.95

The second book from Sara RosenfeldJohnson is a further study of the importance of jaw skills for whole-body sensory organization, feeding safety, and speech clarity. 185 pages. Includes DVD with Sara demonstrating techniques from the book.
# 3000019 $49.50

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CD - Forms for Oral Placement Assessment and Treatment
This CD is a MUST for all therapists who are using TalkTools therapy for assessment and treatment. The Forms for Oral Placement Assessment and Treatment will lead you through an Oral Placement/Movement for Feeding and Speech Assessment in the areas of Sensory, Feeding, Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) Activities and Speech Sound Production. Use the Muscle-Based Articulation Assessment Form with any standardized Articulation Test to identify the muscle skills needed to improve your clients speech clarity. Other forms included on this CD: Oral Placement Therapy Progress Chart, Jaw Assessment & Treatment Forms, Jaw Progress Chart, and Oral Placement Feeding and Speech Homework Charts. In addition, there are many articles which can be downloaded to distribute to parents and professionals explaining various OPT techniques. This CD contains the following: 17 articles, six clinical forms, seven assessment and treatment forms, and four instruction sheets for the assessment and treatment forms.
# 6000203 $35.00

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By Robyn Merkel-Walsh M.S., CCC-SLP and Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson M.S., CCC-SLP Therapists are often unsure of how to set goals that are educationally relevant or how to produce goals that help with insurance reimbursement. Robyn Merkel-Walsh has worked in a public school and a private clinic since 1995. She has spent a great deal of time writing and re-writing goals and objectives that are client-centered, yet need to provide the relationship between oral placement skills and speech production. Together with Sara Rosenfeld-Johnsons expertise on oral placement therapy, Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) Goals and Objectives for IEPs and Insurance Reimbursement was created to help therapists write IEP goals and accurately measure progress in OPT activities used to improve speech clarity and feeding skill levels. Use this CD to tailor activities to your clients specific needs.
# 6000156 $35.00

TalkTools Oral Placement Screening for Speech and Feeding Skill Assessment- CD
This five-minute screening can be used with children and adults to determine if there is an oral placement component to their speech sound errors. It has been standardized on children over the age of five years who can follow verbal and/ or visual instructions. It is easy to administer and requires no therapy tools. On this CD you will find a two-sided screening form which can be downloaded and a short video demonstration of a therapist using this screening to assess a five-year-old child.
# 6000157 $17.50

Sara Rosenfeld-Johnsons innovative tactile-sensory approach to speech therapy uses therapy tools to train and transition muscle movements for speech production and feeding. Learn how 40 highly motivating tactile based activities can be used to improve phonation, resonation, and the muscle movements necessary for speech clarity. Interactive, hands-on demonstrations will focus on therapeutically sound techniques to develop oral placement movements for improved speech clarity and feeding safetly evidencing a wide variety of diagnoses. Muscles of the abdomen, velum, jaw, lips, and tongue will be discussed within the parameters of movements necessary for speech production. Developmentally appropriate motor movements for speech are therapeutically targeted using highly motivating techniques appropriate for children and adults.

Oral Placement Therapy (1.2 ASHA/AOTA Credits)

Oral Placement Therapy (OPT): Assessment and Program Plan Development (1.2 ASHA/AOTA Credits)

Learn how to perform a comprehensive evaluation for clients with sensory, feeding and/or speech disorders following the principles of Sara Rosenfeld-Johnsons hierarchical approach to oral placement assessment and treatment. 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 three complete assessment sessions with clients from infancy to young adults, and will learn how to identify oral-motor deficits that affect speech production. Development of therapeutic program plans designed specifically to meet each clients oral-motor needs will be addressed.

Kaufman (K-SLP) Treatment Kit 1 Basic Level


Updated for fall 2011 with 24 new cards and a revised manual!

Renee Roy Hill discusses how many clients with a diagnosis of childhood apraxia of speech also have coexisting deficits which include sensory, feeding and oral-motor deficits. She addresses how implementing an oral-placement therapy program in a therapeutic hierarchy in conjunction with verbal and tactile techniques will improve speech clarity for clients with the apraxia diagnosis. Participants will learn specific techniques to bridge the gap between OPT and direct speech practice. Each therapeutic technique can be implemented in school and/or home environments.

Childhood Apraxia

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Speech: The Oral-Motor Component (0.6 ASHA/AOTA Credits)

This basic level kit contains 225 visual cards targeting the syllable shapes for /p,b,m,t,d,n,h/, the syllables children presenting with apraxia must master in order to become effective vocal/verbal communicators. The accompanying 52-page manual explains the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP) methods and how to get children started combining consonants and vowels to form words. Each card displays a series of successive approximations of the target word based on least physiological effort. This highly effective approach quickly builds motor-speech coordination allowing children to begin progressing immediately from a simple core vocabulary toward becoming effective vocal/verbal communicators.
# 5000023 $199.00

Feeding Therapy: A Sensory-Motor Approach (1.2 ASHA/AOTA Credits)

Frustrated with clients who dont have intact sensory systems? Lori Overlandwill show you a step-by-step approach to teach your most challenging clients tolerance of touch, enabling them to learn to eat and develop appropriate oral-motor movements. Day 1 focuses on promoting acceptance of touch for therapeutic feeding and oral stimulation and movement. Her techniques incorporate a variety of temperatures, textures and tastes. Day 2 features hands-on learning of techniques for spoon feeding, straw drinking and chewing solid foods. Leave this workshop with therapeutic feeding techniques you can use with confidence the next day.

Kaufman (K-SLP) Treatment Kit 2 Advanced Level


Once a child has mastered the sounds /p,b,m,t,d,n,h/, the 277 visual cards in Kaufman (K-SLP) Treatment Kit 2 (Advanced Level) target /k,g,f,s,sh/ and blends /s,r,l/, to refine intelligibility and build higher motor-speech coordination for children with apraxia of speech. Kit 2 uses familiar 2 & 3 syllable words to target more complicated motor-speech movements and synthesis into initial and final word positions. Accompanied by a 52-page manual on the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP) methods and how to quickly and effectively utilize this approach.
# 5000024 $199.00

Solving

Robyn Merkel-Walshs anticipated new class looks at the current methodologies and treatment techniques when working with children who present with Autism. Various methodologies will be outlined and discussed including Applied Behavioral Analysis, Verbal Behavior, DIR methods, Oral Placement Therapy and Biomedical Theories. Combining approaches allows therapists to assess children with ASD and implement a comprehensive tactile approach to therapy. Issues such as problematic behavior, food refusal and tactile sensitivities are discussed.

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Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol Workout Book


Written for clinicians and parents, the REPRODUCIBLE MATERIALS is a simple and effective way to create home programs. The book features 16 fun, colorful, and engaging story themes that will grab and hold attention. These motor-speech coordination exercises help build consonant and vowel gestures into functional, expressive language development. Each workout explains what skill is being targeted, how to perform the exercise, and specific help that is to be offered to the child. Includes suggestions for cueing specific sounds. The Workout Book is specifically designed for children who have mastered the sounds targeted by the Kaufman Kit Basic Level /m,p,b,t,d,n,h/. (Hard cover; color print; 3 lbs; 127 pages ( 9 x 13)).
# 5000025 $99.00

Oral Placement Therapy: What

This one-day class empowers parents to take part in their childs oral-motor and feeding development. Learn why oral motor development is important for feeding safety and speech. Acquire an understanding of how the oral motor system develops from infancy to adulthood. Learn specific techniques for teaching the placement and components of spoon feeding, cup drinking, straw drinking, chewing and swallowing. Find out how highly motivating activities can be used to develop the pre-requisite skills of abdominal grading, and jaw, lip and tongue mobility that can lay the foundation for speech development. Parents will leave this workshop with a better understanding of their childs skills and techniques to help them succeed!

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S ara R osenfeld -J ohnson , M.S., CCC-SLP
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O ral P lacement T herapy (1.2 ASHA/AOTA Credits)

Renee discusses how many clients with a diagnosis of childhood apraxia of speech also have coexisting deficits which include sensory, feeding and oral placement deficits. Renee will address how implementing an oral placement program in a therapeutic hierarchy, in conjunction with traditional verbal and tactile techniques, will improve speech clarity for clients with the diagnosis of apraxia. Each therapeutic technique can be implemented in school and/or home environments. It is recommended (not required) you attend or view A Three-Part Treatment Plan for Oral Placement Speech Therapy to receive the maximum benefit of the program. Includes Apraxia Kit, one workbook and one CEU packet.
# 6000205 purchase $174.95

Saras UPDATED Three-Part Treatment self-study DVD set includes current research, new jaw activities, how to organize a therapy session into 4 parts [sensory, feeding, Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) and putting it all together for speech practice] and much, much more! Interactive, hands-on demonstrations will focus on therapeutically sound techniques to develop oral placement movements for improved speech clarity. Developmentally appropriate motor movements for speech are therapeutically targeted using highly motivating techniques appropriate for children and adults. This DVD is approved for 1.2 CEUs (ASHA or AOTA, self-study). Includes one DVD set, Oral Placement Therapy for Speech Clarity and Feeding Textbook, two workbooks, two practicum & two CEU packets. Available as an E-Course in December 2011!
# 6000160 Purchase $395.00 # 6000161 30-day Rental $220.00

L ori O verland , M.S., CCC-SLP


Feeding Therapy: A Sensory-Motor Approach (1.2 ASHA/AOTA Credits)
Lori l. Overland, m.S., Ccc-slp

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Loris UPDATED Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding class is now available on a self study DVD set. The complex issues surrounding feeding disorders are discussed. The class reflects new research and understanding of sensory processing and the impact on feeding. Pre-feeding activities designed to develop the motor skills for safe, effective, nutritive feeding and therapeutic feeding techniques are targeted. The class includes two live evaluations and program plans, as well as interactive sensory and feeding practicums.This DVD set is approved for 1.2 CEUs (ASHA or AOTA, self-study). Includes: One DVD set, two workbooks & two CEU packets. Available as an E-Course in December 2011!
# 6000162 Purchase $395.00 #6000163 Rental $220.00

This four-hour workshop features Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson teaching therapists the concepts and techniques originally included in her book, Assessment and Treatment of the Jaw - Putting It All Together: Sensory, Feeding, and Speech (included with purchase of DVD). Learn the importance of adequate strength and stability in the muscles of the jaw, and methods for assessment and treatment of deficiencies in this area. Includes: One DVD set, Saras Jaw Book, one set Talk Tools Jaw Grading Bite Blocks (red), handout, & one CEU packet. Approved for ASHA or AOTA CEUs (0.4 CEUs, self-study).
# 6000201 purchase $174.95

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Lori Overland, m.S., Ccc-slp

Lori addresses the impact of sensory issues on feeding, speech and language development and highlights assessment and treatment strategies for oral-sensory dysfunction. The goal of these activities is normalizing the sensory system for feeding and speech development. One hour. Includes DVD and one CEU packet.
# 6000140 purchase $66.00

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Sara rosenfeld-Johnson, m.S., Ccc-slp

In this one-hour DVD, Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson details the how and why of horn therapy. Learn how horns work to improve abdominal grading, controlled oral airflow, velo-pharyngeal function, and ultimately develop speech clarity. Includes TalkTools original Horn Kit. Horns as Therapy Tools DVD for CEU credit (1 credit hour; 0.1 ASHA or AOTA self-study CEUs).
# 6000131 purchase $88.00

R obyn M erkel -W alsh , M.A., CCC-SLP


Tongue Thrust Therapy: an Oral-Motor Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment (0.6 ASHA/AOTA Credits)
Robyn merkel-Walsh, m.A., Ccc-slp

P art T wo - S traws
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T ools (0.1 ASHA/AOTA Credits) T ools (0.1 ASHA/AOTA Credits)

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Robyns SMILE Program (SysteMatic Intervention for Lingual Elevation) is an effective way to help children remediate articulation errors including persistent lisps, interdentalized productions of t-d-l-n, and distortions of sh-ch-r. The program targets the root of the speech problem, which is often a tongue thrust disorder. Robyn discovered that by combining oral placement, swallowing, and articulation therapies, progress rates improved. This seminar deals with children age seven and above who have the cognitive ability to follow directions and to monitor their own swallow patterns. Includes one DVD, SMILE Manual, and one CEU packet.
# 6000153 purchase $295.00

R enee R oy H ill , M.S., CCC-SLP


Oral-Motor Therapy: Assessment
Renee Roy Hill, MS, CCC-SLP

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Program Plan Development- (1.2 ASHA/AOTA Credits)

Renee demonstrates how to perform a comprehensive assessment for clients with oral placement, sensory, feeding and/or speech disorders. These principles follow Sara Rosenfeld-Johnsons hierarchical approach to assessment and treatment. This class will lead you, step-by-step, through the assessment process used with clients of varying ages and skill levels. Participants will observe three complete diagnostic sessions and will learn how to assess oral placement speech deficits and develop a program plan. This seminar is based on techniques presented in the DVD A Three-Part Treatment Plan for Oral-Motor Therapy. Thorough familiarity with these concepts is highly recommended in order to receive the maximum benefit. Purchase includes Assessment and Treatment of the Jaw, one set of Jaw Grading Bite Blocks, two workbooks and two CEU packets. This 30-day rental contract includes one workbook, one CEU packet, and option to buy Jaw Book at 25% off.
# 6000155 Purchase $395.00 # 60000055 30-day Rental $220.00

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