Prompts For Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets

PROMPT® is a speech-language treatment technique allowing a trained therapist, during communicative exchange, to physically manipulate a child’s jaw, face and mouth to show him/her how a speech sound, sounds in the words, or words in sentences are produced. Research shows that PROMPT has made positive results in children with motor speech disorders (such as dysarthria and dyspraxia/apraxia). Since PROMPT delivers tactile-kinetic input for a child, it supports those with weaker auditory (listening) skills. PROMPT is also helpful for children who have difficulty participating in interaction, and/or have fluctuating cooperation for therapy because the PROMPT approach emphasizes reciprocal, turn-taking interaction as a firm basis for communication. Motor speech disorders are commonly seen in children with:

  •   ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders)
  •   PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorders)
  •   Cerebral Palsy
  •   Acquired Brain Injury