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TalkTools - Oral-Placement Therapy' (OPT) is an innovative speech and language therapy approach, and is a type of Oral Motor Therapy. TalkTools OPT takes a bottom-up approach as it works on the most basic skills necessary to achieve feeding and oral skills, first through sensory activities to stimulate muscles and then progressing to motor activities.

Therapists will then move this on to activities that promote more functional use for feeding and targeting specific movements for speech clarity. TalkTools OPT is a complex therapy technique with many levels of training and so for best results a trained speech and language therapist should implement it.

It is not designed to be used alone and is often used to work on underlying motor and sensory difficulties before other speech or feeding approaches are introduced.

It is the speech component in teaching children to talk, which means it does not work towards improving language skills. TalkTools OPT can be used for anyone who has reduced mobility, agility, precision and endurance of the oral structures that adversely affects feeding and / or speech.

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