Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Case Study Volume 3 Issue 7

Achieving Positive Outcomes with Oral Placement Therapy

Karen Massey*

Independent Speech and Language Therapist, All About Speech Therapy, UK

*Corresponding Author: Karen Massey, Independent Speech and Language Therapist, All About Speech Therapy, UK.

Received: April 26, 2021; Published: June 23, 2021


The overall purpose of this article is to highlight the valuable place that Oral Placement Therapy has within Speech and Language Therapy for children who require additional sensory input. This additional sensory layer to therapy has proven beneficial for a range of client groups, improving function where muscle weakness and reduced muscle coordination are barriers to clear speech. Many children require an eclectic approach to therapy. With traditional approaches using visual and auditory channels, progress can be very slow. Adding in an additional tactile layer can make a big difference to speech success.

Keywords: Oral Placement Therapy (OPT); Talk Tools TM; Speech and Language Therapy


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Citation: Karen Massey., et al. “Achieving Positive Outcomes with Oral Placement Therapy".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 3.7 (2020): 49-52.


Copyright: © 2020 Karen Massey., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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