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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.

Workshops are offered all over the world and can be viewed on our calendar. Many workshops include a $50 discount for registering 30 days before the workshop starts. 

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 for potential accommodations.  

All workshops run from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, unless otherwise noted in the workshop listing. 

Learning Outcomes: 

At the conclusion of the Introduction to PROMPT: Technique workshop, participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe the philosophy of PROMPT and its application principles.
  2. Apply different levels of PROMPTing (Parameter, Syllable, Complex, Surface) as appropriate to the selected cases. 
  3. Analyze speech motor subsystems using the Systems Analysis Observation and Motor Speech Hierarchy.
  4. Design interactive therapy activities that utilize all of the above. 


Click here to view the Introduction to PROMPT workshop agenda

Click here to view our Workshop Calendar


2. PROMPT TECHNIQUE REFRESHER (One Day Workshop) - New in 2019!

This one-day workshop is designed to help PROMPT trained clinicians become more proficient in their ability to utilize and execute the PROMPT technique. This intensive review will be comprised of a detailed review of the 4 levels of PROMPT (Parameter, Surface, Syllable and Complex).  Clinicians will be required to demonstrate each level during guided practice.  Video exemplars will be used to further illustrate technique for each level.  The PROMPT assessment and treatment planning process will be reviewed and applied to a case study.  


Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Explain motor breakdowns using a completed System Analysis Observation (SAO), Motor Speech Hierarchy (MSH) with a specific case study.
  2. Explain motor speech goals, motor phoneme links, and treatment activities with a specific case study.
  3. Apply PROMPT principles.  
  4. Utilize 4 levels of PROMPT (Parameter, Surface, Syllable and Complex).
  5. Implement on-line shaping.


Click here to view the PROMPT Technique Refresher workshop schedule


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. 


Learning Outcomes: 

At the conclusion of the Bridging PROMPT Technique to Intervention workshop, participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe and apply the PROMPT Application principles and Technique.
  2. Differentiate and apply, alone or in conjunction, PROMPT Parameter, Syllable, Complex and Surface PROMPTs with varying speech production disorders. 
  3. Describe and demonstrate the three planes of movement and how they are used in PROMPT. 
  4. Identify initial parameters and priorities to begin goal setting with various client exemplars. 
  5. Develop motor-speech goals that bridge technique to language and social interaction. 

Click here to view the Bridging Workshop agenda

Click here to view our Bridging Workshop Calendar

4. 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.


Learning Outcomes: 

 After the completion of the PROMPT Technique Practicum Project, the clinician will have:

  1. Demonstrated a functional analysis of a client’s motor-speech system using the Speech Analysis Observation and the Motor-Speech Hierarchy.
  2.  Selected three speech subsystem priorities based on the above analysis.
  3.  Selected phonemes, syllables, words, and phrases to be used.
  4.  Developed two activities that embed the above and demonstrated reciprocal turn-taking.
  5. Submitted a video demonstrating accuracy and flexibility with the PROMPT technique within functional, cognitive-linguistic, and social interactions.


 Click here to register for the Technique Practicum Project


5. 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. 


Learning Outcomes: 

At the completion of the PROMPT Certification process, clinicians will have:

  1. Analyzed all client domains to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses the client brings to the
    communication interaction. The assessment areas include: physical-sensory, cognitive-linguistic,
    social-emotional and behavior.
  2. Based on the domain analysis and client or caregivers’ input, developed a communication focus for
    structuring the development and organization of long term goals to direct the therapy focus.
  3. Demonstrated an ability to utilize the PROMPT Systems Analysis Observation and Motor Speech
    Hierarchy to analyze the motor speech subsystem breakdown and/or over-compensation regarding
    the symmetry, control, independence, flexibility, and combined control of all parameters.
  4. Prioritized three speech subsystem parameters for initial focus based on the functional analysis, and selected the levels of PROMPTs based on subsystem priorities.
  5. Demonstrated the integration of prioritized speech subsystem parameters and planes of movement
    to develop motor-phoneme links, syllables, words and phrases that support the functional analysis.
  6. Developed three activities that could be immediately used in the clinician’s setting to integrate all of
    the above.
  7. Developed written goals and objectives that demonstrate a working familiarity with the USE social
    application model for integrating motor-phoneme links to functional environmental language use.
  8. Demonstrated appropriate positioning throughout the activities based on the client's domain
  9. Consistently used accurate and precise technique with at least three of the four levels of PROMPT
    (Parameter, Syllable, Complex, and Surface PROMPTs). Demonstrated appropriate PROMPTing
    frequency and flexibility with on-line shaping (using different levels of PROMPT based on the client's target productions throughout the activities).
  10. Demonstrated excellence in timing, matching verbal model with PROMPTing, and wrist rotation.
  11. Evaluated and revised the Initial Plan based on continuing analysis to facilitate progressive change
    across all domains and implemented changes in the Final Plan. 
  12. Evaluated and described in a narrative how the Initial and Final Plans reflect the Philosophy,
    Approach, System and Technique of PROMPT, including detailed, objective measurement data.
    Summarized how this plan differs from other treatment approaches and benefited the client.

Click here to register for the PROMPT Certification Project. 


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