What is PROMPT therapy?
PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) is a therapy type that has grown in popularity as an effective therapy treatment for motor planning disorders, such as CAS (Childhood Apraxia of Speech). If your Speech Language Pathologist, is trained in this specialized treatment technique, they may suggest this therapy type to support your child’s speech production.
PROMPT is a tactile kinesthetic therapy approach – this means that during this hands-on therapy session your SLP will use their hands to provide touch cues for the purpose of shaping your child’s articulators (i.e. speech makers: jaw, lips, tongue, and more) to teach and support their ability to make sounds, words and phrases.
A specialized PROMPT evaluation carefully assesses your child’s voice production, speech production, muscle movement patterns, tongue, lips and jaw to determine which areas need to be focused on. After the evaluation, your SLP will determine which of your child’s skills to focus on, and outline a treatment plan in order to improve your child’s muscle control and planning of movements for clear intelligible speech.
PROMPT is a technique that is meant to be faded! Fading of cues means that when your child is ready, your SLP will eventually decrease the amount of touch cues provided in order to promote more independence.
PROMPT can be used to treat many different speech disorders in individuals as young as 6 months of age. Please take a movement to view the video below 🙂
If you are concerned that your child may have a speech disorder, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 631-538-0579. All of our therapists are PROMPT trained. It is never to late to try and get help!