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P.R.O.M.P.T. Therapy

What does P.R.O.M.P.T. stand for? Prompts (for) Restructuring Oral Motor Phonetic Targets

What is P.R.O.M.P.T Therapy?

According to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF), Pediatric feeding disorder is defined as “a disturbance in oral intake of nutrients, inappropriate for age, lasting for more than 2 weeks and associated with 1 or more 4 areas”:

  1. Medical
  2. Nutritional
  3. Feeding skill
  4. Psychosocial

Feeding disorders are diagnosed by a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) or Occupational Therapist (OT) trained in infant, toddler, and/or child feeding. There are a variety of reasons why a family would come to a trained professional for feeding therapy.  An SLP or OT can target specific oral-motor skills (movement of tongue, lips, jaw, and/or cheeks) that cause difficulty with eating, help with avoidance behaviors that interrupt family-life, and create a prompt therapy plan to help families approach feeding in a realistic way.

What Are the Main Goals of P.R.O.M.P.T Therapy?

Building the child’s:

  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Structure
  • Social Skills
therapist using PROMPT therapy