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Oral Placement Therapy


Oral Placement Therapy is a speech therapy which utilizes a combination of: (1) auditory stimulation, (2) visual stimulation and (3) tactile stimulation to the mouth to improve speech clarity.

"It is a tactile-proprioceptive teaching technique which accompanies traditional therapy. Traditional therapy is primarily auditory and visual Clients with motor and/or sensory impairments benefit from tactile and proprioceptive components because speech is a tactile-proprioceptive act. OPT is used to improve articulator awareness, placement (dissociation, grading, and direction of movement), stability, and muscle memory; all of these are necessary for the development of speech clarity." 


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Our mission Statement: Therapists at A Place for Speech aim to first give children an opportunity to learn to speak by providing oral placement therapy in order to develop the muscle strength, symmetry, and stability, as well as the motor planning, necessary for speech through tactile and visual cues.
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