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  • Writer's pictureSarah Shiovitz, M.S., SLP

Why Use The PROMPT Technique?

First of all, what is PROMPT? It's an acronym for PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets, a unique and pretty fabulous multidimensional approach to speech production disorders that can be used with children over the age of 6 months. PROMPT therapy is a technique used to improve motor-speech skills and the development of language. 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.

Why use PROMPT? PROMPT helps children develop the fine motor skills that are extremely important for developing speech. It has excellent outcomes for children of all ages and may be used for a variety of delays and disorders, including delayed speech, apraxia, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and articulation disorders.

The bottom line is that PROMPT is a highly specialized and helpful technique to improve speech outcomes. Contact the office to schedule a consultation!

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