ORAL PLACEMENT THERAPY - Level 1 Certification



Help Them Shine is Organising OPT Level 1 and OPT Level 2 certification by TalkTools®, USA in association with CADRRE The Autism school and Prayatna- Center for child Development.

Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) uses a hierarchical approach focussing on motor movement
activities used to improve phonation, resonation, and speech clarity and feeding skills.
Combined with a tactile-sensory approach, OPT provides a comprehensive solution to a
variety of speech and feeding issues.

3-Part Treatment Plan for OPT- OPT Level 1 (13th -14th May 2019)

OPT is a type of oral-motor therapy that targets specific movements needed for speech and
The "3 parts" of OPT are: auditory and visual sensory systems COMBINED WITH tactile
& proprioceptive sensory systems.
It aims to achieve :
- Speech clarity
- Improved feeding
- Independence
- Improved Quality of Life

Learning Outcomes

- Appropriately assess oral placement/feeding/speech problems based on muscle systems
- Integrate hierarchies for motor dissociation and grading (jaw-lips-tongue)
- Plan programs of therapeutic intervention to address physiological and motor-based
speech disorders
- Be able to apply at least 10 new therapy techniques
- Properly use oral placement techniques to improve individual speech clarity and production


About the Speaker

Colette Ellis, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, BCS-S is a speech-language pathologist with over 38 years of clinical experience, holding Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, and is a member of the TalkTools® speakers bureau. Colette specializes in the evaluation and treatment of feeding, swallowing, voice, neurogenic, cognitive and oral placement disorders (OPT) of all ages. Colette has specialized training in speech/oral sensory-motor/feeding therapy, aphasia, apraxia, aqua therapy, Beckman techniques, MBSImP, video-stroboscopy, and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES).


NOTE: The payment can also be made by Direct Online Transfers / Cash / Cheque deposit to our account as per details below:

Account Name : Help Them Shine

Bank : Axis Bank Ltd

Account # : 913020018762669

IFSC Code : UTIB0000022

Bank Address: B2-B3, Sector-16, NOIDA-201301

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For Bulk Discount & Sponsorship, Contact Mr. Ambuj on +91-9911208920

Venue : Trivandrum, Kerala

Availability: In Stock

registration :

registration group registration- group of 3 or more: for each level / participant ,individual registration - early bird (till 28th feb, 2019),individual registration - post 28th february, 2019,group registration- group of 3 or more: for both levels / participant,individual registration - both levels

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