Center for child development

Optional Practical Training

Oral Placement Therapy (OPT)

OPT is a program developed by Sara Rosenfeld Johnson (Founder of TalkTools). Oral Placement therapy mainly focuses on speech clarity and feeding.

OPT in kochi

IOPT also plays a major role in reduction of drooling in children/adults. Goals of OPT are as follows:

  • To increase awareness of the oral mechanism
  • To normalize oral tactile sensitivity
  • To improve the precision of volitional movements of oral structures for speech production
  • To improve differentiation of oral movements
  • To improve feeding skills and nutritional intake
  • To improve speech sound production to maximize intelligibility
  • Different tools are used in a hierarchy for OPT assessments as well as therapy.

    For more information visit: OPT