What is Prompt & Articulation
Robin S. Pollak M.S.CCC/SLP
Childhood Motor Speech Disorders and the PROMPT© Method of Treatment
Apraxia is a term that is used to describe children who have severe speech production difficulties. "Developmental Apraxia of Speech is a disorder primarily where a child has difficulty with the organization of muscle movements specifically for the production of speech. "Prompts are used for Restructuring Oral-Muscular Phonetic Targets” this technique uses tactile-kinesthetic articulatory cues (Prompts) on the jaw, face and under the chin, to develop or restructure speech production. As a PROMPT-trained speech-language pathologist I manually guide articulators to help the child produce specific sounds or words. I use my fingers to cue and stimulate articulatory movement, and at the same time help the child inhibit any unnecessary movements.
Learn more about PROMPT© here.
How do I know if my child needs Prompt?
If your child has been receiving traditional Speech and Language services for 6 months and there has been little to no progress. If you are beginning therapy and were told your child has a motor speech disorder.
What age should my child be speaking?
Between the age of 12 – 18 months children:
Recognize names of familiar people, objects, activities and body parts
Follow simple directions
Begin to use words to label things in their environment
By 24 months children begin to:
Put words together, e.g. “ more cookie”:
Ask simple questions such as “ go car” or “what that”
Use new words month to month
Speak well over 50 words
My child needs Speech Therapy
If your child is having a very difficult time producing the sounds needed in speech they may have Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS).
The problem is primarily with the organization of movements in time and space. The child has difficulty with the organization of muscle movements specifically for the production of speech.
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