Consultative Services

Oral Placement Therapy consultations for speech and feeding deficits are offered for parents, caregivers, Occupational Therapists, and Speech-Language Pathologists. These services can be provided in person or via Go To Meeting (virtual teleconference). Services range from Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) technique training to a full OPT program plan that includes detailed sensory, feeding, and speech exercises specifically for your child. The following consultative services include:

Consultation for a specific patient or case

Please send a video of the patient during speech activities, eating, drinking, and speaking in his/her natural environment including specific questions you would like answered. Vanessa will write a report of findings with suggested therapy techniques. This cannot be full OPT program plan as this is not direct evaluation and treatment.

Parent and therapist hands on OPT training

Having an untrained eye complete OPT exercises and techniques with your loved one is the most detrimental mistake that can be made in the therapy process. Vanessa will train you on very specific and detailed points needed for your loved one to get the most out of Oral Placement Therapy. This service does not include a report but you are free to video tape the session.

Full OPT Program Plan

This consultative service includes an in-depth speech and feeding evaluation and detailed OPT Program that you will receive via e-mail within 2 weeks of the evaluation. The OPT program will include sensory and pre-feeding exercises, feeding techniques, OPT exercises, and expressive speech activities. This service must be completed in office. If you choose to have Vanessa complete an OPT Program Plan you will receive discounted hands-on training at a later date. It is highly recommended you become trained in OPT techniques. Failure to complete the techniques properly can result in compensatory strategies not needed for speech and may greatly inhibit progress, at times even causing regression.

IEP/ Video consultation

This services includes a report of 5 detailed sensory, feeding, or speech activities upon review of a ½ hour video and current documentation of IEPs and speech therapy reports.

*Please note that consultative services are not billed to insurance. You will receive a private invoice from our clinic*

Business consultation

If you are an SLP or OT seeking Vanessa’s advice in starting your private practice you may set up a Skype or in-person meeting to discuss questions and the future of your business.

Please e-mail jessica@andersonsmithspeech.com for additional information. When you are ready to schedule a consultative service you will receive an invoice via PayPal. Once your invoice is paid in full, you will be contacted to schedule your consultation. In addition to clinic hours, night and weekend scheduling is available. We look forward to working with you!