Category Archives: Prompting & Praise

I have heard the term ’prompting’ used by speech-language pathologists who use the Lidcombe Program, but it is not in the Lidcombe Program Treatment Guide. What does it mean?

In the context of the Lidcombe Program, prompting means alerting a child to attempt to be stutter-free in a forthcoming speaking situation. For example, prior to a visit to a friend, the parent might remind the child where they are about to go, and prompt the child to use stutter-free speech. Normally the parent would be careful to follow this up with verbal contingencies.