Therapist Continuing Education Offerings

Introduction To PROMPT Workshop: June 10th-12th, 2018

This 3 day intensive workshop focuses on teaching the technique of PROMPT.  The training is hands-on tactile-kinesthetic input and emphasizes the  need to integrate this into a holistic therapy approach. Please note  that due to the hands-on training workshop attendees cannot have long  fingernails when taking the workshop. Should you have any limitations in  using your hands to apply PROMPTs to a training partner, or receiving  PROMPTs on your face from a training partner, please contact  admin@promptinstitute.com for potential accommodations.   All workshops run from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, unless otherwise noted in the workshop listing.  


Learner Objectives:  At the conclusion of the Introduction to PROMPT: Technique workshop, participants will be able to:   

  1. Describe the philosophy of PROMPT and it's application principles.
  2. Apply different levels of PROMPTing (Parameter, Syllable, Complex, Surface) as appropriate to the selected cases. 
  3. Analyze speech motor subsystems using the Systems Analysis Observation and Motor Speech Hierarchy.
  4. Design interactive therapy activities that utilize all of the above. 

AHA Level I Treatment Principles: August 25th-28th, 2018

This 4 day course is an overview of the principles of hippotherapy, designed for therapists (PT, OT, SLP, PTA, COTA, SLPA) interested in utilizing hippotherapy in their practice. 


The first day emphasizes the horse, and the importance of the quality of the horse’s movement working in treatment. Using experiential non-mounted activities, the attendee will learn to interpret the body language of the horse, groom, tack and lead the therapy horse, recognize desirable conformation, soundness, movement quality, gaits, and understand training, conditioning and humane treatment of the therapy horse.  Building on these equine skills, the attendee will explore the dynamic system of therapist, patient, horse handler and horse as is applied in Hippotherapy. 


Topics include: the history and development of hippotherapy in the US, understanding the biomechanical and sensory interaction of horse/human, horse selection, safety principles, patient and horse selection, precautions and contraindications, patient evaluation, maximizing the effects of equine movement including use of school figures and movement progression, the role of the therapy team members, documentation, business aspects and current research in the effects of equine movement.