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PROMPT Therapy at LEAP Centre

(Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets)

Enhance speech development with our PROMPT-trained therapists. PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) is a tactile-kinesthetic method used to support jaw, tongue, and lip movements during speech. It is particularly effective for speech production disorders. At LEAP Centre, all our speech therapists are trained in PROMPT therapy, offering skilled care for improved speech clarity and articulation.

Key Features:

At LEAP Centre, we are proud to offer PROMPT Therapy as part of our comprehensive range of speech and language services. PROMPT, which stands for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets, is a holistic approach to speech therapy that focuses on the integration of motor, sensory, and cognitive aspects of communication. Developed by Deborah Hayden, PROMPT Therapy is widely recognised for its effectiveness in treating a variety of speech disorders, including articulation and phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, and motor speech disorders.

Understanding PROMPT Therapy

PROMPT Therapy is based on the premise that speech production involves the coordination of multiple oral-motor movements, including muscle control, sequencing, and timing. In PROMPT Therapy, speech-language pathologists use tactile-kinesthetic cues to guide clients through targeted movements of the articulators (lips, tongue, jaw, and palate) to produce specific speech sounds and sequences. These cues help individuals develop a more accurate and coordinated speech pattern by directly addressing the underlying motor planning and execution issues.

At LEAP Centre, our PROMPT Therapy sessions are tailored to the unique needs and goals of each client. Our certified PROMPT therapists conduct comprehensive evaluations to assess speech production skills, motor planning abilities, and overall communication function. Based on the assessment findings, personalised therapy plans are developed to address the specific areas of difficulty and support progress over time.

Tactile-Kinesthetic Cues
Central to PROMPT Therapy are the tactile-kinesthetic cues provided by the therapist. These cues involve gentle touch and manipulation of the articulators to guide the client through the correct movements required for speech production. By providing real-time feedback and support, therapists help clients develop improved motor control and coordination.

Hierarchical Approach
PROMPT Therapy follows a hierarchical approach, starting with basic motor movements and gradually progressing to more complex speech sounds and sequences. Therapists systematically work through each level of the hierarchy, building foundational skills and addressing underlying motor planning difficulties along the way.

Integration of Language and Communication
In addition to targeting speech production, PROMPT Therapy emphasises the integration of language and communication skills. Therapists incorporate functional and meaningful activities into therapy sessions to promote language development, social interaction, and overall communication competence.

Family Involvement
We believe that family involvement is essential for the success of PROMPT Therapy. Our therapists work closely with parents and caregivers to provide education, training, and support on how to facilitate communication at home and reinforce therapy goals in everyday situations.

PROMPT Therapy is beneficial for individuals of all ages who experience difficulties with speech production and motor planning. It is particularly effective for:

The impact of PROMPT Therapy at LEAP Centre is profound. Clients who participate in PROMPT Therapy often experience significant improvements in speech clarity, articulation, and overall communication skills. They gain confidence in their ability to express themselves effectively and engage with others in various social and academic settings.

Choosing LEAP Centre for PROMPT Therapy means choosing a team of highly skilled and dedicated professionals who are committed to your or your child’s success. Our PROMPT-certified therapists have extensive training and experience in delivering effective therapy that yields tangible results. We prioritise individualised care, evidence-based practices, and ongoing support to ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients.

PROMPT Therapy is a valuable intervention for individuals with speech production difficulties, offering a holistic approach that addresses underlying motor planning issues. At LEAP Centre, we are dedicated to providing high-quality PROMPT Therapy services that empower our clients to achieve their communication goals and thrive in all aspects of life. If your child could benefit from PROMPT Therapy, we invite you to contact us and take the first step towards unlocking the full potential of communication.

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Frequently Asked Question

What services do you offer?

We offer a comprehensive range of therapy services, including occupational therapyspeech therapy, and physiotherapy. Each service is tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients, ranging from developmental therapies for children to rehabilitation and support for adults. We also offer programs such as group sessions, individual sessions, and intensive therapy blocks.

If you or your family member is facing challenges with speech, mobility, daily activities, or other areas of physical and cognitive function, therapy might be beneficial. We recommend scheduling a consultation with our specialists for a professional assessment and personalised recommendations. Please submit your enquiry form to book the consultation. 

Our clinic provides services for all age groups. We have specialised programs for children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly, ensuring age-appropriate and effective therapy for every client.

Therapy sessions are scheduled based on the individual needs and availability of our clients. Each session typically consists of 45 minutes of direct therapy followed by client/family feedback and therapist documentation/planning.

Our therapists are highly qualified and licensed professionals. They hold degrees in their respective fields and have undergone extensive training and certification. Continuous education is a priority for our team, ensuring we stay updated with the latest therapy techniques and research.

Yes, we actively collaborate with schools, physicians, and other healthcare providers to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated approach to our clients’ care. This multidisciplinary collaboration is essential for holistic treatment planning and effective outcomes. Contact us to collaborate with us! 

Our approach is client-centered, evidence-based, and holistic. We focus on understanding each client’s unique needs and goals, and we tailor our therapy plans accordingly. We emphasise a collaborative approach involving the client, their family, and other professionals as needed.

We accept NDIS funding, private health, medicare, and private pay. For all NDIS self-managed or private paying clients, payment is required on the day of your session. Our administrative team can assist you in understanding your benefits and navigating the billing process. Give us a call or submit an enquiry form to find out more! 

Yes we do! In addition to clinic-based sessions, we also offer therapy in the home, daycare settings, or at schools. Sessions outside of the clinic incur a travel fee consistent with the NDIS travel rate guide. Give us a call or submit an enquiry form to find out more! 

We welcome and value your feedback. You can provide feedback directly to your therapist, through our reception, or by emailing info@leaptherapies.com.au. We are committed to continuous improvement and take your insights seriously.

Absolutely. We understand the importance of a good therapist-client match and will facilitate a change if needed to ensure the best therapeutic experience and outcome.

Getting started is easy. Simply contact us via phone, email, or our website to schedule an initial consultation. During this session, we will discuss your needs and create a personalised therapy plan.

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