Let our Speech Pathology team help you with PROMPT therapy
What is PROMPT therapy?
PROMPT stands for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets.
This therapy approach uses touch cues to a client’s face (jaw, tongue, lips) to manually support them articulating a targeted word, phrase or sentence. The technique aides motor control and the development of proper oral muscular movements.
What does PROMPT therapy involve?
A speech pathologist assists a speech sound impairment by supporting and stimulating the client’s muscles to produce different sounds correctly through touch. Individual treatment sessions focus on facilitated speech output from tactile cues and prompts.
Is PROMPT therapy suitable for my child?
PROMPT therapy is appropriate for a wide range of patients. Clients who have motor speech disorders, articulation problems, or are non-verbal benefit the most from PROMPT. Individuals with aphasia, apraxia/dyspraxia, dysarthria, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injuries and Autism spectrum disorders have also achieved improvements in their speech abilities from PROMPT therapy.
Due to the tactile nature of PROMPT therapy, our speech pathology team in Newcastle will assess potential clients, and set goals relevant to their existing abilities. Our therapies are tailored to suit the individual to ensure every client is working towards goals best suited to their needs.
How can the PROMPT approach help my child?
The PROMPT approach will help clients develop an awareness of how words should feel as they are spoken, and helps build their ability to self-correct their speech. This is, of course, dependent on the individual client and the potential of their oral motor system.
Talk to the team at Harrison Speech Pathology for more information on PROMPT Therapy. We can assess your child and help you achieve your speech goals. Book an appointment today.