PROMPT Therapy Technique

PROMPT is the acronym for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (the motor actions which produce the sounds of speech.) It is widely used as a therapeutic technique for childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). It is a multidimensional approach combining both physical-sensory aspects of motor learning along with cognitive-linguistic and social emotional aspects

The technique is a tactile-kinesthetic approach that uses touch cues to a patient’s articulators (jaw, tongue, lips) to manually guide them through a targeted word, phrase or sentence. The technique develops motor control and the development of proper oral muscular movements, while eliminating unnecessary muscle movements, such as jaw sliding and inadequate lip rounding.

PROMPT therapy is appropriate for a wide range of patients with communication disorders. The most common patients have motor speech disorders, articulation problems or are non-verbal children. Many patients with aphasia, apraxia/dyspraxia, dysarthria, pervasive development disorders, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injuries and autism spectrum disorders have benefitted from PROMPT therapy. An evaluation by a PROMPT-trained speech therapist is the only way to find out if a patient is appropriate for the therapy.

For more information, please see www.promptinstitute.com


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