Whilst the team at Rhind Speech Therapy specialise in PROMPT, we recognise that an integrated use of therapeutic tools is essential to navigating successful outcomes.
As a therapist it is just as important to know when to choose a therapy tool, and how to use it effectively.
At Rhind Speech Therapy the PROMPT conceptual framework is our Tool-Box, it provides us a clear, well organised framework to guide assessment, decision making, systematic planning and therapeutic decisions.
PROMPT also provides us with the POWER TOOL – ‘PROMPT Technique’ – which is the tactile cueing system that allows us to show our clients how to make speech, by supporting the movements of their jaw lips and tongue.
However, as individual therapist’s and as a team, we are skilled in many therapeutic tools and will use them as and when appropriate to facilitate the changes your child needs to access. Here is a list of some of the techniques we may use.
• Lego Therapy
• Social Language Scales
• Colourful Semantics
• Derbyshire Language Scales
• Development of Augmentative and Alternative Solutions
• Use of visual support systems
• Lidcombe for stuttering
• Behavioural management programmes
• Use of adaptive equipment to support postural and physical difficulties
• Social Thinking Programme
• Hanen Therapy
• Parent Child Interaction Therapy
Tools help us get the job done, and similar to any building process should be picked up and put down as and when needed. Not one tool is going to build a whole house, and it’s the same in therapy.
However, in our experience, the PROMPT technique is a tool that is needed ALL the way through the therapy process and we will rarely put it down.
I contacted Justine about my 2.5 year old after his nursery raised some concerns about his mouth regularly being open and excess dribbling. Justine took the time to thoroughly understand the issue and the flags that nursery had identified as well as a detailed background of my son's life to date. She then provided us with some very useful advice but concluded we wouldn't benefit from treatment at this stage. I really appreciated her friendly and pragmatic communication and felt reassured after speaking with her that I knew how to help my son. I appreciated the time she invested, especially given it didn't result in any specific work for her. Thank you!
Justine is an amazing therapist, my daughter has been lucky enough to see her in London weekly for Prompt therapy for the past 3 years. My daughters speech has improved so much as a result of her seeing Justine every week. I’m so grateful she gets to see Justine and can’t recommend her enough.
I would recommend working with Justine, she is very kind, very patient and has found the perfect way to make my child understand, thank you so much Justine.
You have been a magician for Tristan!
Justine you are an amazing,caring and passionate lady. We can't thank you enough.
Dear Justine, Thank you for being so wonderful and caring for Damien the way you have we really appreciate everything you have done for him.