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.