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PROMPT Certified Speech Therapy for Apraxia, Articulation and Oral Motor Disorders

This blog post discusses what PROMPT speech therapy is and who benefits from this approach.

I often am asked what is PROMPT and how important is it that a speech pathologist be certified in this approach? Since I became certified many years ago, I have found it to be a highly effective method to improve intelligibility as opposed to traditional articulation therapyy.  PROMPT stands for Parameters for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets.  It is  a highly effective  way of using tactile cues to move the articulators to help improve articulation and intelligibility. It is used for children with apraxia, articulation issues, oral motor difficulties and/or children who are not making progress with traditional speech therapy.  It requires extensive hands on experience to become a certified therapist endorsed by the PROMPT institute. (www.promptinstitute.com)

This approach is also beneficial for older children who persist with speech errors through elementary schools, such as difficulties producing r, sh, l and ch. These are only a few examples but it is best to remediate these errors as early as possible before they become a habit.  

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