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PROMPT Model
  • The PROMPT© System stands for "Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets".  It is a dynamic tactile method of treatment for motor speech disorders which is based on touch pressure, kinesthetic and proprioceptive cues. It helps to reshape individual and connected articulatory phonemes and sequences (coarticulation). The clinician helps to manually guide articulators to produce specific sounds or words that seem to be problematic. This is a hands-on approach and thus the clinician uses his/her hands to cue and stimulate articulatory movement, at the same time helping the child to limit unnecessary movements.  (www.apraxia-kids.org or www.promptinstitute.com)  There are four types of prompts that can be used during treatment:  parameter, syllable, complex, and surface.  Each of these prompts is used for different levels of support for speech systems.  PROMPT takes a holistic view of the child to address all areas of need: cognitive-linguistic, physical-sensory, and social-emotional.
  • LEAP is privileged to have Vicky Britton, M.S. CCC-SLP PCC on our team.  Vicky has a Masters degree in communication disorders and sciences, is NYS Certified and is PROMPT certified.  She is 1 of only 2 therapists with PROMPT certification in the Rochester area, and 1 of 4 in the entire Western New York Region.  Kim Mauro, M.S. CCC-SLP and Kelly Clark, M.S. CCC-SLP also are level 2 PROMPT trained.
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