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National Speech Therapy Conference Offered at Children's May 1-2

Speech Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists are invited to attend a two day conference to learn more about an innovative tactile-sensory approach to speech therapy, hosted by

TalkTools®. The TalkTools® tactile-sensory approach uses therapy tools to train and transition muscle movements for speech production.  This three part treatment plan for oral therapy includes 40 highly motivating motor activities to help improve phonation, resonation and speech clarity.

 The conference will be held May 1-2 at the Bradley Lecture Center at Children’s of Alabama (1600 7th Avenue South Birmingham).  Renee Roy Hill, MS, CCC-SLP will be the presenter.  Hill has provided therapeutic assessments and program planning for adults and children with oral placement, feeding and motor speech deficits for more than 12 years.  She is the owner of Crossroads Therapy Clinic in New Braunfels, Texas.

 TalkTools® therapists have advanced degrees in speech and language sciences from nationally accredited universities and all are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Many are also trained in post-graduate techniques including PROMPT, TAMO, NDT, HANNEN SOS, sensory processing and feeding therapy. These therapists offer resources for continuing education credits in OPT, SLP and other areas of development for professionals who wish to improve their knowledge for increased success and development.

 Tuition for the conference is $350 for individuals, $340 each for groups of two to four, and $330 each for groups of five or more attendees.  Participants will receive 12 Credit Hours or 1.2 ASHA and AOTA CEU’s.

 Register online at or call or call 888-529-2879.

 Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not for profit hospital that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, research and residency programs. For the past three years, Children’s has been ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation by US News & World Report.  More information is available at