What We Do
Our signature items, like the Horn and Straw Hierarchies and Jaw Grading Bite Blocks, are
now household names in the oral placement field. Leaders in the industry for 30 years, TalkTools® has positioned itself as the authoritative worldwide source for oral placement, sensory, and feeding therapy supplies.
Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) uses a hierarchical based approach to improve speech clarity and feeding skills in individuals of all
ages and across diagnoses. These innovative techniques focus on motor movement activities used to improve phonation, resonation, and speech clarity. Combined with a tactile-sensory approach, OPT provides a comprehensive solution to a variety of speech and
feeding issues. OPT involves the use of therapy tools to train and transition muscle movements for speech production. Our techniques, applied in combination with the tools, make the difference in client’s lives.
TalkTools® offers professional therapists opportunities to learn and train in innovative and solution based therapy techniques.
Over 5,000 therapists attend our training each year: whether it's a live, hands-on workshop, a self-study online course or an interactive, live webinar. Those interested in advancing their knowledge are invited to participate in the TalkTools® Level Training
To make a contribution to the world by improving quality of life for those with disabilities.
These are the values that drive our decision making process and help us carry out our mission.
Integrity – We are committed to providing the best services and quality of products to our customers. Our business is based on openness and honesty with our customers and employees.
Collaboration – We understand the power of learning from our competitors and we seek opportunities to partner with other leaders in the industry to improve our services and products.
Vision - To create systems, programs and tools that help those with speech disabilities have a better quality of life and help the oral speech therapy industry grow and move forward through clinically proven techniques.
Innovation – Through constant efforts to improve existing products and develop new tools to meet emerging needs, TalkTools® has positioned itself as a primary worldwide source for oral
placement, sensory, and feeding therapy supplies.
Education – As the primary worldwide source for oral placement, sensory, and feeding therapy supplies, TalkTools® encourages
continuous development of skills and expertise through training workshops to better serve our customers.
TalkTools® emerged as an answer to a need.
When Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson founded TalkTools® she
focused on serving those with speech, oral placement, and feeding disorders. Utilizing a multi-modal approach to communication disorders and individual treatment plans, Johnson provided clients with the most effective therapy and the best possible outcomes.
However, as her teachings in oral placement therapy techniques continued, the therapists and caregivers attending her courses consistently expressed a desire for tools specifically designed to help them implement what they
In response, she created the TalkTools® brand and developed a series of user-friendly products to correspond with her hierarchical approach to oral placement therapy. Many of these items, including
the original Horn and Straw Hierarchies and Jaw Grading Bite Blocks, are now household names in the oral placement field and are available exclusively through TalkTools.com.