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Introduction to PROMPT: Technique

8/24 - 8/26, 9am - 4:30pm

Introduction to PROMPT: Technique

Thursday - Saturday, August 24 - 26, 2017; 9am - 4:30pm

Course Description:

This 3 day intensive workshop focuses on teaching the technique of PROMPT. The training is hands-on tactile-kinesthetic input and emphasizes the need to integrate this into a holistic therapy approach. Please note that due to the hands-on training workshop attendees cannot have long fingernails when taking the workshop. Should you have any limitations in using your hands to apply PROMPTs to a training partner, or receiving PROMPTs on your face from a training partner, please contact [email protected] for potential accommodations.  


Day One
9:00- 10:30 Welcome and video exemplar of PROMPT Overview of the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of PROMPT Introduction of Motor Speech Hierarchy and Parameters Video review of breakdowns at each stage
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Continue observation of client tapes/functional speech system analysis
12:00- 1:00 Lunch on your own
1:00- 2:00 Principles of physiological support, air-stream management, mandibular, labial-facial and lingual control
2:00- 3:00 Introduction of voiced/voiceless and nasal contrasts; vowels; and bilabials. PROMPT practice, CV and CVC combinations
3:00- 3:15 Break
3:15- 4:30 Introduction of lingua-alveolars, labial dental, and rounded vowels. Practice combinations. Dismissal
Day Two
9:00- 9:15 Worksheet #1 Surface PROMPTS
9:15- 9:30 Video review of Motor-Speech Hierarch
9:30- 10:45 Introduction of short vowels and diphthongs. Sibilants and liquid. Contrast short phrases - with vowel height differences.
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Finish all consonants, affricatives, and semi-vowels.
12:00- 1:00 Lunch on your own
1:00- 1:15 Worksheet #2: Complex PROMPTs
1:15- 2:30 View video of two clients developing functional units Practice combinations of motor-phoneme units
2:30- 2:45 Break
2:45- 4:30 Practice all above motor-phonemes in CV's, VC's and words.
Day Three
9:00- 9:45 (Syllable prompts) Review of prompts and practice time
9:45- 10:30 Complete Worksheet #3: Identification of Planes of Movement Discussion
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:15 Pair practice and prompting phrases (Surface prompts)
11:15-12:00 Video- taping of partner practice with short phrases Review and feedback
12:00- 1:00 Lunch on your own
1:00 - 2:30 Treatment Planning
2:30- 2:45 Break
2:45- 4:00 Continue treatment planning with group activity
4:00- 4:30 Dismissal Letters of Attendance
LETTERS OF Completion AND CEU'S: If you are registered with ASHA and wish to
receive 1.8 credits for this workshop, you can complete an ASHA evaluation form and


This program is offered for 1.8 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area). This workshop focuses on technique and learning the four levels (Parameter, Syllable, Complex and Surface) of prompting that support the broader, holistic philosophy and approach of PROMPT. 


The price of this Workshop is $770 USD. Be one of the first to register and save $50.


This registration is non-refundable. Only licensed Speech-Language Pathologists are eligible to take this workshop.  


Thursday - Saturday, August 24 -26, 2017;


 9am - 4:30pm



Mary Bridge Children's Therapy
Education Classroom
402 15th AVE SE, Puyallup, WA 98372
Questions - Normajean Friend
[email protected]  253-697-5225

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