Teamwork: Sharing with Parents and Related Professionals
Motor learning is most effectively achieved through varied practice. Experience in producing meaningful syllables and words such as "on" "up" "I want..." etc. within relevant and motivating communicative contexts is very important.
Each child’s success in treatment is related to the ability of the clinician to engage parents, caregivers and related professionals in the process of PROMPT® therapy. With the exception of Parameter PROMPTs (those which provide broad support to the jaw or facial muscles for lip closure, rounding or retraction), parents are not taught to PROMPT their children. The critical piece for parents and related professionals is commitment to practicing the "lexicon" (target words) identified by your child’s PROMPT clinician. The words are selected for two reasons:
At Donna Lederman, SLP, PC, we take the following steps to support motor learning at home and in many other contexts:
How PROMPT is different from traditional articulation therapy...
"Traditional" speech language therapy relies on auditory and visual systems to provide information about sound production. PROMPT therapy adds another dimension to the process of learning to talk, which is information provided by the "tactual system". Sensory feedback from movements is stored and feeds forward as the child is provided multiple opportunities for practice... Learn More