Oral Placement Therapy

(using Talk Tools)

Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) is a muscle based program used to strengthen weak and/or uncoordinated muscles used for speech. Talk Tools includes a variety of instruments, such as: horns, straws, chewy tubes, bite blocks, and tongue elevators. These tools increase oral awareness, correct tongue, and lip placement, for speech and sound production. It also increases strength within the muscles of the mouth. This therapy is highly specialized.