PROMPT = Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets.
PROMPT therapy uses tactile, verbal and visual cues to stimulate articulation skills. When therapists are “PROMPT trained,” they have taken beginner PROMPT courses.
A “PROMPT certified” therapist has taken the introductory course, the bridging course, a technique practicum and has completed a self-study project. PROMPT certified therapists are most qualified to help children who have been diagnosed with motor-speech disorders such as developmental / Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
When I begin working with a toddler who is not speaking or who has very few words, I often incorporate PROMPT techniques along with traditional language development play therapy and Oral Placement Therapy. Childhood Apraxia of Speech or Suspected Motor Speech difficulties can not be ruled out in this scenario. Combining PROMPT, Oral Placement Therapy and a strong language program can facilitate language development.