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.