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and Resources.

Take a look at my books, research, and other content that I have contributed to.  Evidence based practice is important to me and motivates my own education and learning.  I hope these educational materials enhance your understanding of my services whether you are a parent or a professional.

Robyn Merkel-Walsh TOTs, PROMPT, and Oral Motor resources
Robyn Merkel-Walsh
International Journal of Orofacial Myology and Myofunctional Therapy (IJOM)

The International Journal of Orofacial Myology and Myofunctional Therapy (IJOM) is dedicated to the study and management of orofacial myofunctional disorders. The IJOM has recently fully accessed.

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SMILE Program Complete

The SMILE (SysteMatic Intervention for Lingual Elevation) Program is a fun and effective way to remediate orofacial myofunctional challenges in children 4-12, teens and adults.

Robyn Merkel-Walsh
Tethered Oral Tissues

Robyn is an author, international lecturer, and subject matter expert on the diagnosis and treatment of Tethered Oral Tissue.

Robyn Merkel-Walsh
Oral Motor Institute

The OMI is established to publish monographs that demonstrate the evidence base of oral sensory and motor techniques for articulation, motor speech, and feeding treatment. Its mission is to contribute to the field of speech-language-hearing science by expanding our knowledge about the sensory and motor components of articulation, motor speech, and feeding development, disorders, assessment and treatment

Robyn Merkel-Walsh
A Sensory Motor Approach to Feeding

A Sensory Motor Approach to Feeding is an evidence-based text that teaches clinicians and parents alike the underpinnings of feeding disorders in a variety of diagnoses.

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TalkTools® Publications by Robyn Merkel Walsh

TalkTools® was created to provide the best Oral-Placement Therapy (OPT) techniques, training, and tools to clients, therapists and parents. Our therapy techniques add a tactile component to feeding and speech therapy, enabling clients to “feel” the movements necessary for the development of speech clarity.

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OPT-S Card Set

TalkTools® original Oral Placement to Speech Kit (OPT-S) is an innovative articulation program designed to translate muscle movements into speech sound production.

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OPT and Evidence Based Practice

This website has a number of articles, poster presentations, peer reviewed journals, blogs and podcasts that serve as a terrific resource for anyone wanting to learn more about OPT, Myofunctional, Feeding and more.

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Functional Assessment and Remediation of TOTS

This book is the go-to, comprehensive, evidence- based manual for the assessment and treatment of TOTs in infants, children and adults.

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