Erin Gaul MS, CCC-SLP, PC is one of two clinicians in Pennsylvania to be PROMPT Certified!

PROMPT, an acronym for PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. It is a multidimensional approach to speech disorders that address the physical-sensory, cognitive-linguistic, and social-emotional aspects of motor performance. PROMPT can be utilized for speech production disorders with children approximately 6 months of age onward. PROMPT is most known for being a tactile-kinesthetic (touch and feel) approach where an SLP places their hands on the child’s face to guide their jaw, lips, and tongue to move correctly to form words.

Some children do not respond positively to touch cues. An evaluation by a PROMPT-trained clinician is the only way to find out f your child is appropriate for PROMPT therapy. Children with motor speech disorders, articulation problems or are non-verbal have been found to benefit from PROMPT. Many clients with CAS, dysarthria, articulation/phonological disorders, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injuries and autism spectrum disorders have benefitted from PROMPT therapy.

“Very few people have a spiritual calling for what they do in life and Erin is one of those very rare and special people. Erin is one of those special therapists who is so good at what she does, it feels like it is more than a job for her. She truly loves the children and families that she works with.”

WHY PROMPT?

What Sets PROMPT Apart

PROMPT is a holistic approach to speech and language therapy. We systematically determine where motor breakdowns occur using specialized assessment tools within a conceptual framework, which aids in prioritizing treatment areas. 

Communication is an interaction, and at PROMPT, we believe in teaching and encouraging the social-emotional ability to establish meaningful interactions with others, cognitive-linguistic understanding of what words mean, and the physical-sensory ability to produce targeted words. All of these domains are assessed, as any breakdown of one or more can impact the client’s ability to communicate.