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2017 Texas Speech & Hearing Presentation

Monday, January 30, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Guy Lisella
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The PROMPT Institute has been accepted to present at the 2017 Texas Speech and Hearing Association (TSHA) Convention in Austin, Texas. 


Marcus Neal, PROMPT Instructor and owner of MLee Therapy will present: 


Compelling Case Studies & Research: PROMPT in Action


Thursday, February 23rd

2:30 pm ‐ 3:30 pm

Room: Ballroom E


The course description is as follows: 


Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT) is used to treat minimally verbal or non‐ verbal clients as well as a range of clients with speech, language, and communication disorders and/or delays. While many professionals recognize PROMPT as a technique in which clinicians provide tactile‐kinesthetic input to the client's articulators to facilitate speech production, they are unaware how all aspects of treatment are guided by PROMPT as a system, philosophy and approach.


This presentation will describe and demonstrate the multi‐dimensional approach and system as they pertain to specific cases of children with communication disorders.


These interactive case studies will highlight specific aspects of PROMPT assessment and treatment such as the Systems Analysis Observation, mass/distributed practice, reciprocal turn‐taking and repetitive predictable play routines as well as the philosophy of PROMPT, which encompasses the development of the whole client. This entails assessing and targeting the core elements of the PROMPT Conceptual Framework, which is comprised of three integrated internal domains (Physical‐Sensory, Cognitive‐Linguistic and Social‐ Emotional). The interaction of these three domains is critical for functional communication to occur. A PROMPT evaluation is a structured way for clinicians to understand each client's strengths and weaknesses across these three domains. By determining where the client is operating, the clinician creates individualized goals.


Key PROMPT evidenced‐based research studies will emphasize the link to clinical practice. PROMPT is currently involved in one of its largest studies ever conducted. The results of this randomized controlled trial, will serve to provide further evidence of PROMPTs effectiveness. Additionally, this study will be delved into deeply, as PROMPT recognizes that demonstrating its efficacy is critical to advance clinical practice. PROMPT is a philosophy, approach, system and technique that helps clients reach their full potential. In this presentation, we will describe each of these aspects of PROMPT and provide participants with functional examples of how they fit into a PROMPT treatment program.


Please visit the TSHA website at for more details. 

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