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Intervention Programs

Communication JOY! LLC offers a variety of interventions that can be included as a part of your customized therapy plan.

The Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program (LiPS®) Program provides specific steps to develop phonemic awareness and apply that sensory-cognitive function to reading, spelling, and speech.

A primary cause of decoding and spelling problems is difficulty judging sounds within words. This is called weak phonemic awareness. 

The LiPS® Program teaches students to discover and label the oral-motor movements of phonemes. You can then verify the identity, number, and sequence of sounds in words.

Once established, phonemic awareness is then applied to reading, spelling, and speech.

Joy is trained in LiPS.


PROMPT stands for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. PROMPT is a multidimensional approach to speech production disorders that embraces the  physical-sensory aspects of motor performance and its cognitive-linguistic and social-emotional aspects. PROMPT is about integrating all domains and systems towards positive communication outcomes.

Joy is trained in PROMPT Technique and PROMPT Bridging.


The primary goal of Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)® is to teach functional communication. PECS consists of six phases and begins by teaching an individual to give a single picture of a desired item or action to a “communicative partner” who immediately honors the exchange as a request. The system goes on to teach discrimination of pictures and how to put them together in sentences.


Research has shown that some learners using PECS also develop speech. Others may transition to a speech generating device.

Joy is trained in Level 1 of PECS.

Expanding Expression Tool (EET)

The Expanding Expression Tool (EET) is a multi-sensory approach for improved Oral Language & Writing. EET helps to build the following language skills:

  • Oral expression

  • Written expression

  • Vocabulary comprehension

  • Defining and describing

  • Making associations

  • Stating functions of objects

  • Categorization

  • Similarities and differences

  • Students quickly learn each symbol and consistently describe and define objects and items providing 6-7 details in an organized manner.

  • It allows students to quickly progress from word to phrase to paragraph to multi-paragraph levels.

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  • Targets oral language proficiency in the areas of conversation and narrative development

  • Engages young children in recounting personal narratives and stories

  • Provides direct instruction in the language-literacy continuum

  • Expands language functions from self-maintenance to logical reasoning

  • Fosters the development of thought, intent, feeling and perspective

Joy is trained in using Braidy the StoryBraid.

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