What dyou make of it? Reading the 'for parents' bit made me think of that other curing / bollocks discussion
But some interesting stuff on there (but eh wtf are labial movements?!) - am going to mail some of the people doing it and ask them more about it. Does seem to be v popular and well known / regarded highly in US cri du chat world
hey moondog if its good we could send you off to the states and you can be the uk pioneer and cure all our kids ;)
No magic cures for anything though Mason. Unfortunately. Wish there were!
Had a look-it all seems pretty professional and run by peopel who know what they are doing.
But from the quick lookI took it seems primarily suited to peopel with speech production difficulties only, and not ones who have the additional challenge of global language problems such as those asssociatad with a learning disability (eg receptive and expressive difficulties).
'As a Philosophy, PROMPT stresses that the clinician must look across all areas of the child's development. Physical-sensory, Mental (which includes sensation, sensory perception, sensory discrimination and cognition), and Social-Emotional, which also includes pragmatics and the purpose for which the child communicates. It is here that the clinician needs to make a decision, with the parent or caregiver, about what areas likely need the most focus and how to integrate the rest of the areas to support change.'
It's a big remit, the sort that is near impossible for a commmon or garden NHS SALT with massive caseload to even contemplate unfrtunately.
I'm UK, my dd goes to auditory verbal in Oxford but was diagnosed late, so had no speech until she was more than 2. The most interesting thing is that as a result her facial muscles are not as strong as they would be in a normal toddler so she needs help and practice.
She's 2.5 now and we go once a fortnight. AV therapy is all about getting her to listen and self correct (assuming that she is properly aided). On top of this the therapist will ask her to say something and move her mouth to get the right lip shape or movement