Crystal Halsey is a PROMPT-trained, Hanen Certified SLP.

These specialized therapy methods build speech and language skills in unique ways.

PROMPT (PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) is a tactile-kinesthetic (touch-feel) method for speech articulation therapy using hands-on-face techniques to guide jaw, lip, and tongue movements to form speech sounds for words.

The PROMPT approach determines where motor speech breakdowns occur via assessment of a client’s physical and sensory abilities to produce speech. Once areas of breakdown are identified, relevant target words are chosen for therapy goals. During therapy, the SLP actively supports the formation and production of speech sounds in words using hand support for motor speech movements. 

PROMPT speech therapy is used with a wide range of children and adults with speech motor difficulties. It can be suitable for those with articulation and speech-sound disorders, apraxia of speech, aphasia, dysarthria, traumatic brain injury, and autism spectrum disorders. 

If you’re searching for a PROMPT-trained SLP, have a child with impaired speech-sound production, or have had previous speech articulation therapy lacking significant progress, PROMPT may be a helpful method for you.

To learn more about PROMPT, click here.To learn more about the research behind PROMPT, click here.

Hanen programs are designed to help parents become facilitators of their child’s language development. Using natural environments, practical ideas, and guidance from an SLP, Hanen strategies teach parents to increase interactions and build verbal communication skills in children with language delays. 

Hanen’s It Takes Two To Talk® program starts by identifying a child’s specific communication level. In the 12-week online program, the SLP guides parents through strategies to increase communicative interactions and use language building approaches to facilitate learning and language in both receptive and expressive domains. For more information about the program, please contact us.

If your child is experiencing significant language delays and you need help facilitating their language growth, Hanen’s strategies may be beneficial to you and your child.

Not sure if your child is language delayed? This list of signs in children ages 12 months to 4 years will give you important indicators of a language delay. 

To learn more about Hanen’s It Takes Two To Talk® program, click here.

To learn more about the research behind Hanen, click here.