PROMPT is an acronym for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. The technique is a tactile-kinesthetic approach that uses touch cues to a patient’s articulators (jaw, tongue, lips) to manually guide them through a targeted word, phrase, or sentence. The technique develops motor control and the development of proper oral muscular movements, while eliminating unnecessary muscle movements, such as jaw sliding and inadequate lip rounding.
PROMPT therapy is appropriate for a wide range of patients with communication disorders. The most common patients have motor speech disorders or articulation disorders. K.I.D.S. Therapy Associates, Inc. have therapists trained in this approach and can use this method to support your child's communication if appropriate.