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TalkTools® is proud to be a part of the speech, oral and occupational therapy industry and likes to provide our community with relevant education and information on the tools, therapies and trends that effect therapist and patients alike. Below you will find a list of articles that we have pulled together for you to browse. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Peer Reviewed Journals

Nonspeech Oral Movements and Oral Motor Disorders: A Narrative Review
Kent, R. (2016). American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. November 2015, Vol. 24, pp 763-789. http://ajslp.pubs.asha.org/

A Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding
Overland, L. (2011). ASHA Perspective Swallowing(Dysphagia). October. Volume 20. pp 60-64. http://sig13perspectives.pubs.asha.org/

Horns, Whistles, Bite Blocks, & Straws
Marshalla, P. (2012). Oral Motor Institute. April. Volume 4. Monograph Number 2. http://oralmotorinstitute.org/

Early Oral-Motor Interventions for Pediatric Feeding Problems: What, When and How
Eicher, P., Fox, C., Kerwin, M., Manno, C. (2005). http://www.jeibi.com/

Treatment of Children With Speech Oral Placement Disorders (OPDs): A Paradigm Emerges
Bahr, D., Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. (2010) Communication Disorders Quarterly.  http://cdq.sagepub.com/

An Optimal Set of Flesh Points on Tongue and Lips for Speech-Movement Classification
Green, J., Rong, P., Samal, A., Wang, J. (2014). Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, February 2016, Vol. 59, pp 15-26. http://jslhr.pubs.asha.org/

Effect of Tactile Stimulation on Lingual Motor Function in Pediatric Lingual Dysphagia
Cargan, A.,  De Felice, A., Lamm, N., (2005). Volume 20, Issue 4, pp 311-324. http://www.springer.com/gp/

Oral motor deficits in speech-impaired children with autism
Belmonte, M., Cherian, R., George, L., Karnath, P. Muneer, R., Saxena-Chandhok, T. (2013). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

Functional Outcomes of Strength training in spastic cerebral palsy
Abel, M., Damiano, D. (1998). http://www.archives-pmr.org/

The Effect of Lip Strengthening Exercises in Children and Adolescents With Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1
Kiliaridis, S., Lohmander, A., Sjogreen, L., Tulinius, M. (2010). Volume 74, Issue 10, pp 1126-1134. http://www.ijporlonline.com/


Peer Reviewed Presentations & Posters

A Modern Look at Van Riper’s Phonetic Placement Approach

Merkel-Walsh, R. (2016, July). Poster session presented at the annual ASHA Connect Convention. Minneapolis, MN.

Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) vs. Non-Speech Oral Motor Exercises (NSOME): Understanding the Debate
Merkel-Walsh, R., Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. (2015, November). Poster session presented at the Annual ASHA Convention. Denver, CO.

Efficacy of Using an Oral-Motor Approach to Remediate Distorted /r/
Lohman-Hawk, P. (2007). ASHA Presentation.

Using Tactile Techniques to Improve Speech Clarity in Children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Hill, R., & Merkel-Walsh, R. (2014, November). Poster session presented at the Annual ASHA Convention. Orlando, FL.

Using Tactile Techniques to Improve Speech Clarity in the Adult Rehabilitative Setting
Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. (2014, November). Poster session presented at the Annual ASHA Convention. Orlando, FL.

Variability of Tongue-Tip Placement: Acoustically Standard Production of /s/ Cross-Culturally
Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. (2012, November). Poster session presented at the Annual ASHA Convention. Atlanta, GA.

Preventing Vocal Burnout in Future Teachers: An Education & Prevention Program

Hume, S. & Wegman, A. (2016, November). Poster session presented at the Annual ASHA Convention. Philadelphia, PA.



A Case for Oral Placement Therapy (Podcast)
Merkel-Walsh, R. (2015). http://www.conversationsinspeech.com/



What Evidence-Based, Oral Sensory-Motor Treatments are Effective for Speech Disorders?
Bahr, D., Merkel-Walsh, R. (2014). http://blog.talktools.com/talktools-blog-home/

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders in Individuals with a Diagnosis of Down Syndrome
Merkel-Walsh, R. (2015). http://blog.talktools.com/talktools-blog-home/

Why Every SLP Needs to Understand Dysphagia
Jones, J., (2015). http://blog.talktools.com/talktools-blog-home/

Published Articles

Self-Limited Diets in Children with a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Merkel-Walsh, R. & Overland, L. (2016). http://www.oralmotorinstitute.org/mons/v5n1_walsh.html

AAPPSPA Position Statement – Oral-motor Therapy

Merkel-Walsh, R. (2015). http://www.aappspa.org/

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Clinical Parameters of Oral Placement Therapy (OPT)
Merkel-Walsh, R., Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. (2009). November. Volume 19. pp 18.  http://www.advanceweb.com/

The Role of the Jaw for Feeding and Speech
Gray, J., Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. (2008).  http://www.advanceweb.com/

Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy: What’s the Connection?
Oral-Motor, Sensory, and Feeding Skills
Merkel-Piccini, R., Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. (2004) S.I. Focus. Spring.

Three Part Approach- Treating apraxia of Speech with Oral Placement, Feeding and Speech Tasks
Emilia del Pino, E. (2013). http://www.advanceweb.com/

Connections Between Tongue Placement and Dental Alignment
Merkel-Walsh, R., Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. (2003)  http://www.advanceweb.com/

Effective Exercises for a Short Frenum In English (en Espanol)
Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. (2001).  http://www.advanceweb.com/

ABA Verbal
Solomon, R. (2012). S & L World. November. http://www.slworldbulletin.com/

Food for Thought
Overland, L. (2001). http://www.advanceweb.com/

Horns As Therapy Tools
Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. (1999).  http://www.advanceweb.com/

Straws As Therapy Tools
Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. (1999).  http://www.advanceweb.com/

Oral-Motor Issue: Letter to the Editor
Merkel-Walsh, R.(1999). http://www.advanceweb.com/

The Oral-Motor Myths of Down Syndrome (en Espanol)
Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. (1997).  http://www.advanceweb.com/

Red Flags of Children with Sensory-Motor Feeding / Speech Deficits (en Espanol)
Del Pino, E. (2009). http://www.advanceweb.com/

Utilizing Nature's Bio-Adaptability of Soft and Hard Tissues
Benkert, K. (2012). Journal of the American Orthodontic Society, May/June. pp 28-40

Targeted Treatment:  Cranial Nerve Based Assessments
Banotai, A., Jones, J., (2012). http://www.advanceweb.com/

The Problem With Pacifiers
Ray, C. (2012, January 9). The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/

The Beloved Sippy Cup Comes Under Attack
Eig, J., (2002, February 13). The Wall Street Journal. http://www.wsj.com/

Mother Knows Best (Risk of Using Sippy Cups)
Associated Press


Other Publications 

The Similarities and Differences of Oral-Motor Therapy and PROMPT (en Espanol)
Merkel-Walsh, R.(2002).

Food Sensitivity in the Down syndrome Population
Cramoy, C. letter to a parent.

Hard Facts to Swallow - Therapists working with feeding disorders
Pilling, J. (2009)

Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson's Approach to Oral-Motor Feeding and Speech Therapy (en Espanol)
Rosenfeld-Johnson, S.

Improving Feeding Safety and Speech Clarity for clients with Moebius Syndrome
Rosenfeld-Johnson, S.

Oral Habits: Why They Exist and How to Eliminate Them
Gray, J., Rosenfeld-Johnson, S.

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/
Saturnino, S. (2011). (Special Education Thesis). St. Scholastica's College, Manila.