Dynamic Temporal Tactile Cueing
Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) is a modification of the integral stimulation method used in the treatment of adult apraxia of speech. DTTC has been adapted for use with children, specifically children with a diagnosis of apraxia of speech. Multisensory cueing (visual, verbal, tactile, auditory, etc.) and other strategies such as a slowed rate of production are used within a hierarchical framework in order to target syllables, words or phrases, depending on the child’s current level of functioning.
Our therapists are skilled at adjusting the degree of cueing and supports provided which enables a child with motor planning deficits to gain control of their motor speech system. At Kids Communicate we incorporate PROMPT with DTTC and see significant progress and development of verbal communication in children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech.