SLPIM is pleased to offer PROMPT Therapy on Long Island. PROMPT© stands for "Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets". It is a dynamic tactile method which can be used for the treatment of motor speech disorders. PROMPTis highly effective for improving speech and helping patients develop sounds because it provides visual, auditory, tactile, kinesthetic and proprioceptive cues the speech system. It helps reshape individual and connected sounds and sound sequences and improve overall speech ineligibility.
PROMPTprovides touch, pressure, kinesthetic and proprioceptive cues to oral musculature (jaw, lips, tongue). The therapist uses her hands to cue and stimulate articulatory movement, while at the same time limit unnecessary movements. There is a PROMPT for every sound in the English language.
The benefits of PROMPT© include:
Research related to the PROMPT© approach:
According to The PROMPT Institute, Speech Pathologists are the only professionals with the prerequisite knowledge to apply PROMPT in the holistic manner in which it is intended to be used. Therefore, only Speech Pathologists are trained fully to provide PROMPT therapy.
In the video below, Deb Hayden, developer of the PROMPT Method, works with a child to develop functional communication through a fun, interactive routine. He is learning to use verbal word approximations to request an object that he wants.