A Technique to Improve Speech Production

Enrichment Therapies

January 3, 2017

By Jaimi Bird M.A., CCC-SLP

Are you concerned about your child’s speech production?  Is he or she difficult to understand?  Today I want to tell you about a technique called  PROMPT.

One of our goals as speech-language pathologists is to help children improve their speech intelligibility and their ability to effectively communicate.  In addition to traditional methods, at Enrichment Therapy and Learning Center, speech-language pathologists are PROMPT trained. We use PROMPT along with a variety of other therapeutic techniques to meet children’s communication goals.

PROMPT is an acronym for:  Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets.  This technique uses touch to cue the child’s jaw, tongue and lips to manually guide them through a targeted sound, word, phrase, or sentence. PROMPT develops motor control and efficient oral muscular movements. 

PROMPT therapy is an appropriate tool to use with children with a wide range of communication disorders.  Specifically, kids who have motor speech disorders such as apraxia of speech, articulation problems, and also kids who are non-verbal. 

Click here to view a Therapy Talk. You will be able to see examples of what PROMPT might look like with your child.

Again, our speech-language pathologists are PROMPT trained. We have each attended an intensive workshop through The PROMPT Institute. These techniques should not be attempted without proper training.  Please contact us for a consultation or to schedule an evaluation for your child.  We want to help every child communicate clearly – – every child deserves to have their own voice!


Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center has locations in the Iowa City, IA area and Des Moines, IA area. We provide individual speech-language therapy and tutoring as well as offering small group academic programs.  At Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center our passion is to help kids achieve effective communication skills and gain academic success.  Contact us for more information on how we can help your child succeed.

info@enrichmenttherapies.com

740 Community Drive, Unit A

North Liberty, IA 52317

319-626-2553

 infodm@enrichmenttherapies.com

5530 West Pkwy, Suite 300

Johnston, IA 50131

515-419-4270

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