Speech Pathologists are the only professionals with the prerequisite knowledge to learn and apply PROMPT in the holistic manner in which it is intended to be used. Therefore, only Speech Pathologists are eligible to take PROMPT training.
To become fully trained in PROMPT, a clinician must complete four essential steps to be able to fully understand the PROMPT technique and apply it appropriately to patients.
1. Introduction to PROMPT: Technique
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for potential accomodations.
All workshops run from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, unless otherwise noted in the workshop listing!
2. Bridging PROMPT Technique to Intervention
This 3 day course teaches clinicians more about the technique of PROMPT and focuses on setting appropriate goals and objectives for the individual within the PROMPT framework. This training assists clinicians in incorporating PROMPT therapy across a range of settings, including the home environment, while maintaining a focus on the key needs for the individual to assist them to develop to their potential.
All workshops run from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM unless otherwise noted in the workshop listing!
3. The PROMPT Technique PRacticum Project
This project was developed for practicing Speech-Language clinicians to help support their learning of PROMPT Technique and provide direct suggestions about assessing, selecting targets and executing a PROMPT focused treatment plan with a particular patient. The Technique Self-Study Project may be completed at any time between Introduction and Certification, but it is highly recommended to complete the project prior to taking Bridging.
4. PROMPT Certification: A Self-Study Project
The clinician is expected to provide a detailed assessment (similar to the guided experience in the Bridging workshop) of a patient's abilities across all domains and develop a holistic intervention plan. This includes the selection of priorities on the Motor Speech Hierarchy to develop motor-phonemes and words for use within functional, interactive contexts. Parent /caregiver strategies and goals will also be developed.
Please note that you must complete the PROMPT Introduction to Technique workshop, Bridging PROMPT Technique to Intervention workshop and the PROMPT Technique Practicum Project prior to registering for Certification. The PROMPT Institute highly recommends working with a PROMPT mentor prior to registering for the Certification Project.