Oral Placement Therapy

(OPT) by TalkTools

Millions of people around the globe suffer from speech impairment. This not only acts as a physiological hindrance to them but also impacts them heavily from a psychological standpoint. It is imperative that if you are someone who is suffering from speech impairment that you seek help because it is now possible more than ever to treat speech impairment successfully.

Year after year, new researches are bringing before us new advancements in the medical field that are created to tackle the challenges of speech impairment. One such form of treatment is that of Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) by TalkTools.

It is a type of speech therapy that encompasses the utilization of a three-part program - auditory stimulation, visual stimulation, and tactile stimulation to your mouth in order to help improve the clarity of your speech.

What is Oral Placement Therapy?

OPT combines a tactile-proprioceptive teaching technique with traditional speech therapy to treat clients suffering from movement and placement deficits. Since speech in itself is a tactile-proprioceptive action, therefore this technique acts as an extremely beneficial tool for people with sensory and/or motor impairments.

The objective of OPT is to improve your stability, muscle memory, the direction of movement, grading, dissociation, and articulator awareness.

It serves as the base foundation for TalkTools training. Focused on a goal-oriented and results-driven path for both clients and speech therapists irrespective of their diagnosis and age, TalkTools training is a measurable sign that incorporates a hierarchical and unique approach to OPT.

The OPT course by TalkTools is an extremely interactive and hands-on material that involves numerous motivating activities. These activities are aimed at targeting your jaws, lips, tongue, and abdomen. You can implement the techniques of this course in different therapy environments – be it schools, hospitals, homes, or private practices.

How Does OPT Work?

OPT is designed to instruct and teach oral structural placement to people who have difficulty in imitating or producing speech sounds using visual or auditory input. The session can be completed in around 15 minutes. From a sensory processing perspective, the therapy is applied to help clients refocus their concentration and attention.

No matter what type of speech disorder you are suffering from – fluency disorder, apraxia of speech voice disorder, post CVA, dysarthria, or hearing loss – this program can be added to any speech program plan to accelerate the process of healing. In addition, it can be used by people irrespective of their ability levels and age.

How Can 7DMC Help You?

It should be noted that OPT is a part of a comprehensive language and speech program and you should not undergo it in isolation. The activities that are part of this program have been meticulously curated in order to stimulate the movement that is used in targeted speech production.

As such, you need to be under the supervision of trained medical professionals who have years and years of experience in speech therapy. 7DMC is home to some of the most skilled speech therapists in the world who are certified to carry out programs like this with perfection.

So, in order to avail the most benefits out of the program, you must consult with the reputed speech and language therapy clinic of 7DMC and accordingly go ahead with the direction given by your doctor.