When young children are learning to speak, it’s common for them to make errors in speech production. However, we become concerned if the child’s speech errors are not age-appropriate, or if they are making a number of different errors that are affecting their ability to be understood by others. A thorough speech assessment can help you determine what errors your child is making and how best to help them.
Rebecca is trained in a number of therapy approaches, including PROMPT, which is an acronym for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. PROMPT is a technique that uses touch cues to a child’s jaw, tongue and lips to manually guide them through a targeted word or phrase. The aim is to help ‘train’ the child’s muscles to produce the correct speech sounds and words. PROMPT is appropriate for children of all ages and is especially beneficial for children diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) or a hearing impairment.