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Parent/Guardian Resources

The PROMPT Institute works to advance the development and availability of tactual sensory systems and their critical role in the rehabilitation of speech, language, cognition, and interaction.


PROMPT, an acronym for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets, is a technique that uses touch cues to a patient’s jaw, tongue, lips to manually guide them through a targeted word, phrase or sentence. The technique develops motor control and the development of proper oral muscular movements, while eliminating unnecessary muscle movements.

The New York State Education Department, a branch of the University of the State of New York, is a resource for the interconnected systems of educational services available to citizens, from students and parents to educators within the state of New York.

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is the branch of the New York City government responsible for oversight of all entities impacting public health.

Sensory Processing Challenges: Effective Clinical Work with Kids & Teens written by Linsey Biel with contributions by Melissa Wexler Gurfein

Never Trust a Teacher—Fight to Make Things Right  written by Susan Fay Ryan with contributions by Melissa Wexler Gurfein

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