May is Better Speech and Hearing
Month! The speech pathologists at
TherapyWorks assist children with delays in the areas of speech and language, articulation,
fluency, feeding, swallowing, oral-motor skills, autism spectrum disorders, sign language, augmentative
communication, and sensory processing dysfunction. In addition to the numerous specialized
techniques our therapists use to help our clients achieve their goals,
TherapyWorks now offers PROMPT intervention techniques.
PROMPT stands for “Prompts for
Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets.” It is a hands-on way of teaching the mouth
how to make correct sound and speech productions. It was originally developed by speech
pathologist Deborah Hayden, who began her work in the 1970’s with children and
adults with communication deficits. In addition to addressing articulation
impairments, PROMPT emphasizes a holistic approach to intervention which
includes examining the speech, language, and interaction skills of the client
and centering therapy around the individual’s strengths and weaknesses.
Children and adults who can benefit
from the use of PROMPT techniques include those with phonological/articulation
impairments, developmental delay, dysarthria, dyspraxia/apraxia, hearing
impaired, autism spectrum, and fluency disorders.
More information about PROMPT is
available at their website www.promptinstitute.com or you can contact DeeAnna
Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org
DeeAnna Cook, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist at TherapyWorks