What is PROMPT Therapy?

PROMPT stands for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. The technique is a tactile-kinesthetic approach that uses touch cues to a child’s articulators (i.e., jaw, tongue, lips) to manually guide them through a targeted sound, word, phrase, or sentence.


Who can benefit from PROMPT therapy?

A child that struggles with a speech disorder may find this approach to therapy to be the most beneficial since it provides a tactile touch cue to the articulator/placement of the sound. It can help a child with an articulation disorder or phonological error or a late talker. It can also help a child with a significant motor speech disorder such as Apraxia or Dysarthria. Additionally PROMPT therapy can be used with children diagnosed with Autism and children with brain injuries. At times, these difficult to treat cases may not benefit from traditional articulation speech therapy.


Is PROMT therapy different compared to traditional articulation speech therapy?

Yes, this specific method uses these “touch cues” to shape accurate speech productions at the targeted sound, word, phrase, or sentence level. PROMPT therapy focuses on teaching motor control for correct speech sound production.


At the Pediatric Therapy Center of NJ, our speech therapists are specifically trained to provide PROMPT therapy techniques.