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TalkTools® is committed to the professional and personal development of its therapists and clients and provides new and innovative techniques creating an educational platform for growth. Here you will find a library of articles, tips, and resourceful links we are involved in and that you can browse and explore. Feel free to browse all of these and remember to check back often as we are always on the move adding new stuff!

PDF - Three Part Approach- Treating apraxia of Speech with Oral Placement, Feeding and Speech Tasks, Emilia del Pino, M.S., CCC-SLP
PDF - Effect of Tactile Stimulation on Lingual Motor Function in Pediatric Lingual Dysphagia, Lamm EdD, Defelice MD, Cargan MD
PDF - Variability of Tongue-Tip Placement, Sara Rosenfeld Johnson, M.S., CCC/SLP
PDF - A Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding, Lori Overland, M.S., CCC/SLP
Article - Targeted Treatment: Cranial Nerve Based Assessments, Alyssa Banotai featuring Jennifer Jones, PhD
Article - The Problem with Pacifiers, C. CLairborne Ray
PDF - Red Flags of Children with Sensory-Motor Feeding / Speech Deficits, Emilia del Pino, M.S., CCC/SLP
PDF - Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson's Approach to Oral-Motor Feeding and Speech Therapy
PDF - OPT as an Effective Tool in Aiding Non-verbal Children with Autism in their Utterance of Vowels /a/, /e/, /i/, /o/, /u/ and Consonants /b/, /m/, and /p/
PDF - Connections Between Tongue Placement and Dental Alignment
PDF - The Effect of Lip Strengthening Exercises in Children and Adolescents With Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1
PDF - Effective Exercises for a Short Frenum
PDF - Efficacy of Using an Oral-Motor Approach to Remediate Distorted /r/
PDF - Food for Thought
PDF - Food Sensitivity in the Down syndrome Population
PDF - Hard Facts to Swallow - Therapists working with feeding disorders
PDF - Horns As Therapy Tools
PDF - Improving Feeding Safety and Speech Clarity for clients with Moebius Syndrome
PDF - Mother Knows Best

Clinical Research

Our unique methods of oral-placement therapy have proven effective for clients with oral-motor deficits in therapeutic settings and we are excited to begin clinical trials to validate those results. We are working with researchers to provide practitioners and families with evidence-based therapeutic methods to address oral-motor aspects of speech, sensory and feeding deficits. Several research projects are underway addressing various aspects of TalkTools® techniques, tools and methodologies. We will make our findings available and submit our findings for peer review and we are collaborating with other professionals to expand our knowledge of oral-motor applications for sensory, feeding and speech development.