It’s almost the end of the year; do you still need more ASHA or AOTA Continuing Education Units?
Choose from online courses about speech therapy, feeding therapy, sensory techniques, autism, Down syndrome, tethered oral tissue, behavior, carryover and more.
This offer expires Sunday, December 9, 2018 at midnight EST.
Here are our most popular self-study courses:
- 3-Part Treatment Plan for OPT (Oral Placement Therapy)
1.2 ASHA/AOTA CEUs | $150
This course is the foundation of all TalkTools training. If you are new to TalkTools, we recommend that you take this course first.
Learn how 40 highly motivating motor activities can be used to improve phonation, resonation, and speech clarity.
- Feeding Therapy: A Sensory-Motor Approach
1.2 ASHA/AOTA CEUs | $150
This course explores and explains the complex issues surrounding feeding disorders and offers a comprehensive explanation of sensory processing and the impact on feeding.
- OPT: Assessment and Program Plan Development
1.2 ASHA/AOTA CEUs | $150
One of TalkTools’ core courses, participants will learn how to perform a comprehensive evaluation for clients with sensory, feeding and/or speech disorders following the principles of TalkTools’s hierarchical approach to oral-motor assessment and treatment techniques.
- A Sensory-Motor Approach to Apraxia of Speech
0.6 ASHA/AOTA CEUs | $90
This course demonstrates how activities which utilize a tactile approach (OPT), in conjunction with auditory and visually-based apraxia therapy techniques, can improve speech clarity in clients diagnosed with apraxia of speech.
Need ASHA CEUs by the end of the year? Check out these webinars happening this December:
- Techniques for Teaching Vocalization on Command: Working with Clients Not Yet Imitating
0.2 ASHA CEUs | Tuesday, December 11
TalkTools Instructor Renee Roy Hill will be focusing on practical strategies to develop initial vocalizations for clients who are not imitating speech sounds as a pre-requisite to shaping speech. Renee will discuss many of the reasons a child may not be vocalizing in therapy when requested. We will focus on specific techniques using a variety of strategies to include behavioral, tactile or pre-linguistic techniques.
- Carryover: Strategies and Resources for Homework Success!
0.1 ASHA CEUs | Thursday, December 13
This mini-webinar is an overview of our upcoming course series on carryover. TalkTools Instructor, Vanessa Anderson-Smith, will be discussing one of the most challenging parts of your therapy practice and provide some strategies, materials and resources to help therapists keep momentum going AFTER the therapy session. Vanessa will open the webinar “floor” for live Q&A — so bring your challenging scenarios with you!
Webinars happening in 2019:
- /r/ /l/ /s/ /th/ /f/ – Challenges and Solutions
0.2 ASHA CEUs | January 18, 2019
TalkTools Instructor and apraxia expert, Renee Roy Hill, will be taking a deep dive into the challenges of eliciting /r/, /l/, /s/,/th/, /f/ — why are these sounds so difficult to articulate for many kiddos? Renee will be taking a look at each of these sounds from an oral-motor perspective and providing clear, proven techniques you can readily apply in your therapy sessions. Renee will also be providing resource materials to add to your OPT toolbox!
- Structural Assessment 101
0.2 ASHA CEUs | January 21, 2019
This course will cover a detailed review of the orofacial system that can serve as a new learning or as a review. Robyn’s point of view is that the relationship between structure and function is critical to understand. A clinician must differentiate the “chicken or the egg” when assessing whether or not a patient/client/student has a structural anomaly inhibiting function, or a functional issue impeding structure. Craniofacial symmetry, dental maloclussion, anomalies of the soft tissue and tethered oral tissues will be discussed.
- Augmentative Communication as Part of a Comprehensive Therapy Program
0.2 ASHA CEUs | January 29, 2019
Based on feedback from therapists, augmentative communication is a tool that is gaining interest. This webinar will explore what augmentative communication is, what devices are out there and how you can utilize them as part of an integrated therapy plan
- TOTs: A Hot Topic!
0.2 ASHA CEUs | February 7, 2019
Why is Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs) (aka Tongue Tie) such a hot topic with speech and feeding professionals? And why is this happening now? TalkTools Instructor, Robyn Merkel-Walsh, will be presenting what TOTs is, why you need to know about TOTs and current debates. Robyn will be delving in best practices post-surgical revision, the TOTs Medical Team, and pre- and post-operative care.
- Functional Motor Skills: “Big 6 + 6”
0.2 ASHA CEUs | February 12, 2019
“Big 6” is a term coined by behavioral specialist and educator, Dr. Eric Haughton, back in the 1980’s and refers to what are the major fine motor skills — six additional major movements have since been added. TalkTools Instructor and ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), Risca Solomon, will delve into why the “Big 6 + 6” motor movements are so essential to everyday living. Instruction will include challenges and roadblocks associated with learning these skills in the special needs population and provide techniques and strategies for client success — and overall quality of everyday life.
- Launching an OPT Program in Your Practice: Focus on Clients with Down Syndrome
0.2 ASHA CEUs | February 21, 2019
Looking for an interactive overview of how to begin an OPT program with your clients with Down syndrome? Need an OPT refresher? TalkTools Instructor Heather Vukelich, will be helping you identify speech and feeding challenges, demonstrating OPT hierarchies, and speaking about collaboration with other professionals.
- Congratulations! You’ve started your own practice — now what?
0.2 ASHA CEUs | February 26, 2019
TalkTools Instructor and owner of Anderson-Smith Therapy, Vanessa Anderson-Smith, will be live to share her experience starting her practice and answer your questions! From acquiring clients to identifying resources and materials to locating space and setting up billing, Vanessa will be discussing her experience in setting up her own OPT practice. Vanessa will also be providing an extended Q&A session and resource materials to help answer your questions.
- Pediatric Dysphagia: Impacts of the Cranial Nerve System
0.2 ASHA CEUs | March 19, 2019
TalkTools Instructor and dysphagia expert, Colette Ellis, will be discussing the significance of the 12 cranial nerves upon other systems in the human body, with an emphasis on swallowing and feeding for pediatric clients. Instruction will include identifying the 6 pairs of cranial nerves, which systems each pair impacts, assessing functionality and impacts on swallowing and feeding.
Expires Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Midnight EST.