PROMPT is an acronym for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. More simply, it is a technique used to assist with the planning and sequencing of speech sounds in words. This technique can be used with children or adults with speech production delays or disorders, especially those with a motor speech/planning component.
PROMPT is a hands-on approach whereby the clinician provides specific tactile (touch and pressure) input to the facial area/muscles for individual sounds. Initial assessment (System Analysis Observation) looks at structure and function, as well as integration of all systems for sequenced movements and timing needed for co-articulation.
Examples of individuals who may benefit from PROMPT include those with phonological delays, developmental delays, motor-planning/coordination difficulties, dysarthria, dyspraxia, hearing impairment, autism spectrum disorder, and dysfluency.