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Oral Placement Therapy

Oral Placement Therapy

Oral Placement Therapy Services at Bihang Pediatric Development Center

At Bihang Pediatric Development Center (PDC), we recognize that effective communication begins with strong foundational skills. Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) is a specialized therapeutic approach that targets the physical movements of the mouth that are necessary for speech and feeding.

Understanding Oral Placement Therapy:

Oral Placement Therapy is a speech therapy technique that focuses on the tactile and proprioceptive aspects of speech production. It is often used for individuals who have difficulty with motor movements necessary for clear speech or safe, effective feeding. 

Identifying the Need for Oral Placement Therapy:

Children who might benefit from OPT may exhibit:

  • Difficulty imitating speech sounds.

  • Problems with drooling or controlling saliva.

  • Challenges with eating, such as difficulty chewing or swallowing.

Our Oral Placement Therapy Approach:

At Bihang PDC, our approach includes:

  • Detailed Speech and Feeding Evaluations: To determine the specific areas of weakness in the oral-motor mechanisms.

  • Tailored Therapy Plans: Each child receives a personalized therapy plan that targets their specific challenges with oral motor skills.

  • Sensory-Motor Techniques: We use proven sensory-motor techniques to improve proprioception and awareness in the oral area.

  • Home Exercise Programs: Parents are provided with exercises and strategies to practice at home to reinforce progress made during therapy sessions.

Our Expertise and Commitment:

Our therapists are trained in the latest OPT techniques and are committed to providing the highest quality of care. We work closely with children and their families to ensure a consistent and supportive approach to improving speech and feeding.

Outcome of Oral Placement Therapy:

Children who participate in OPT at Bihang PDC can experience:

  • Improved clarity of speech.

  • Enhanced feeding skills, leading to safer and more enjoyable meals.

  • Increased confidence in communication abilities.

If your child is facing challenges with speech clarity or feeding, Bihang PDC’s Oral Placement Therapy services can offer the specialized support they need. Reach out to us to learn more about how we can help your child strengthen their oral motor skills and enhance their communication and feeding abilities.

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