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Bridging PROMPT Technique to Intervention

9/13/2013 - 9/15/2013 9:00am - 4:30pm

Bridging PROMPT Technique to Intervention

September 13 -15, 2013

This 3 day course teaches clinicians more about the technique of PROMPT but also focuses on setting appropriate goals and objectives for the individual within the PROMPT framework. This training assists clinicians to enable therapy to be incorporated across a range of setting, including the home environment, while maintaining a focus on the key needs for the individual to assist them to develop to their potential. Due to the hands on nature of this course there is a maximum of 24 participants

This workshop will cover a brief review of technique, and help the clinician more thoroughly understand and apply Parameter, Syllable, Complex and Surface PROMPTing with different motor systems and conditions. A major focus of the workshop is understanding planes of movement (vertical, horizontal, anterior-posterior) and how these apply to lexicon development and word choices. Clinicians will be guided through the development of holistic intervention plans that entail selecting goals, writing objectives and developing activities. These would include all domains and motor to phoneme selections and working to develop plans that involve parents or caregivers utilize these goals in naturalistic environments.

This presentation will focus exclusively on the PROMPT method and will not include information on other similar or related speech therapy methodology.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

1. Describe and Apply the PROMPT Application principles and Technique.

2. Differentiate and apply, alone or in conjunction, PROMPT Parameter, Syllable, Complex and Surface prompts with varying speech production disorders.

3. Describe and Demonstrate the three planes of movement and how they are used in PROMPT.

4. Identify initial Parameters and priorities to begin goal setting with various client exemplars.

5. Develop motor-speech goals that bridge technique to language and social interaction.

Day One

9:00-9:45 Welcome and overview of course objectives

Introduction of participants

Questions about using PROMPT in your daily practice

9:45-10:45 PROMPT Philosophy Overview

PROMPT Application/Operating Principles

Review and practice of arm-hand positions, head support, a variety of sitting positions, mandibular, mylohyoid and facial finger placement positions

Worksheet #1

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:00 Review Parameter, Complex and Surface Prompts. Introduction of Syllable prompts

Motor-phoneme review, at the sound, word, and phrase levels

12:00-1:00 Lunch on your own

1:00-3:30 Worksheet #2: Application of different prompts: Why and When

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-4:30 Biological determinants and developmental changes affecting dynamic systems

Discussion of planes and movement, Motor Speech Hierarchy and selected case foci

Day Two

9:00-10:30 Discussion of PROMPT Treatment Phases, goals and objectives, evaluation, levels of intervention, and Communication Focus.

Practice time

Worksheet #3

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Key Components

Start Case Study #1

Observation of Domains

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00 Observation of Speech-Motor System

2:00-2:45 Development of Communication focus goals and objectives, lexicon and activities.

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-4:00 Begin Case Study #2

Observation of Domains

Observation of Speech-motor systems

Observation of Speech-motor systems

4:30 Dismissal

Day Three

9:00-10:30 Continue and complete Case Study #2

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Group discussions and illustrations of how different groups identified domain strengths and weakness, selected major areas of Communication Focus, selected and identified priorities on the Motor Speech Hierarchy, determined plane (s) of movement to begin, organized lexicons, selected PROMPT types, goals and objectives, and determined activities.

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:30 Continue group work on Case Study #2

2:30-4:00 Begin group work on Case Study #3

4:00-4:30 Wrap-up: completion letters, dismissal


Children’s Therapy Unit

402 15th Avenue SE, Suite 100

Puyallup, WA 98372


Friday - Sunday, September 13 -15, 2013 9am – 4:30 pm


$700 - Please note some workshop prices reflect a $50 "early-bird" discount. Workshop prices are subject to change at any time and many workshops fill quickly, so attendees should register as early as possible.


This program is approved by ASHA for 1.8 CEUs ( Intermediate Level, Professional Area).

Note: If you wish ASHA CEUs for this workshop, you must provide your ASHA number during the registration process

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If you wish ASHA CEUs for this workshop, you must provide your ASHA number during the registration process!

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Dates and Locations

9/13/2013 - 9/15/2013 9:00am - 4:30pm
Children's Therapy Unit
402 15th Ave. S.E.
Puyallup, WA 98372

Contact Info

Normajean McClure