PROMPT is an acronym for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. PROMPT is a manual technique which the therapist uses touch to the patient’s articulators such as the jaw, tongue and/or lips to facilitate appropriate movement and position, as well as inhibit any undesirable movements of those articulators. Treatment begins with the smallest increment of speech sounds called phonemes, such as “g” as in “goat”. As the patient practices different phonemes which use different muscles, movement and placement of the articulators, the therapist provides touch to the different areas to stimulate the proper movement and muscle contractions with proper timing while inhibiting unnecessary movements. As the patient masters these phonemes, the therapist progresses to more complex patterns of speech.
Our PROMPT-trained speech-language pathologists are able to treat patients with a wide range of diagnosis that cause speech disorders such as cerebral palsy and other brain injuries, autism spectrum disorder, apraxia, dyspraxia, dysarthria, and aphasia.
If you believe your child may benefit from PROMPT, consult your physician and contact us at (321) 255-6627 to schedule an evaluation with one of our PROMPT-trained speech-language pathologists.