PROMPT was developed in the 1970’s by Deborah Hayden, and has been refined over the past 30 years. Chatterboxes’ SLP’s are trained in PROMPT.

Prior to beginning PROMPT, the Speech-Pathologist assesses the child’s motor speech system, in terms of structure, function and integration.

Aspects of the motor speech hierarchy, such as phonatory control, mandibular control and lingual control are all taken into account during the development of a PROMPT therapy plan.

PROMPT Therapy - ChatterboxesBrittany Doyle M.S, CCC-SLP providing a play-based PROMPT session

Once target sounds, sound combinations, or words are selected, the SLP begins to incorporate these target words into therapy. During a typical PROMPT session, the SLP may be seated on the floor with the child.

Situations are set up within the therapy context which encourage the frequency and use of the predetermined target words.

The child’s head position and clinician’s hand position are essential for supporting and, in some cases restricting unnecessary movements. The clinician provides the tactile, or PROMPT cues throughout the session to support and facilitate the child’s production of these sounds

The diagram below depicts examples of the points of contact which may be incorporated during the provision of facial prompts by the SLP.

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