What is PROMPT Therapy?
PROMPT stands for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. PROMPT can be used to treat speech delays and disorders, specifically helpful in treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech. The PROMPT technique uses a tactile approach that cues a client’s articulators (tongue, jaw, lips) on the proper placement to produce a single sound. PROMPT can also be combined to produce different types of consonant-vowel (CV) word structures, also known as words! Every single sound in the English language has a specific PROMPT that will elicit the sound (think consonants, vowels, diagraphs such as ‘ch’, ‘sh’).
Who would benefit from PROMPT Therapy?
Children with motor speech disorders, including Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Sensory Processing Disorder, dysarthria, motor delays related to articulation/phonological disorders, and low muscle tone. In addition, children with Motor Speech Disorders secondary to other conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Impairment, PDD, Neurogenic Disorders, and Genetic Disorders
Why PROMPT Therapy?
PROMPT is proven to work with the child’s motor system providing feedback to elicit verbal sounds that can be used as functional speech which could advance to speaking in conversation, phrases or single words.
If you think your child would benefit from PROMPT therapy, reach out to our office and we will get you set up with one of our excellent PROMPT trained clinicians!