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 🙂