1. There isAlways HopeRapid Prompting Method toteach children with autism
2. Rapid Prompting Method Also referred to as RPM It was made public through the media in the year 2000.
3. Who DevelopedRPM? Developed by Soma Mukhopadhyay an Indian mother who created it to teach her three year old non-verbal autistic child, Tito. Tito learned to write by the age of 6. He is now an adult who expresses himself by spelling out word. He writes poetry and has published a book.
4. Soma went on to develop the organization known as HALO (Helping Autism Through Learning and Outreach) Learn more about HALO on their website: http://www.halo-soma.org/
5. What is RPM?A low technology method. Involves 1. A teacher 2. A student 3. Paper and pencil/Alphabet board It’s main focus is to keep students on task by constant, fast paced questions, and continuous engagement.
6. How does RPM work?WE first have to understand the differences between a mainstream learner and an autistic learner. Mainstream learner Autistic Learner Listening, understanding, Senses become overloaded with information which preparing a response and becomes difficult to process. using the necessary It takes effort to process muscles to communicate information from two senses that response is a such as seeing and hearing. Then to formulate a response. subconscious, reflexive Finally, to use the appropriate process. muscles to communicate the response.
7. Basically, what comes naturally to mostpeople takes a great deal of focusedeffort, concentration and intendedplanning for autistic people.
8. How does RPM work? Self-Esteem and Teaching Choices learning channels A student’s self-stimulatory1. teaching students to behavior is observed to identify choose from a field of the best way each student two learns (learning channel)2. Students are taught to Kinesthetic, auditory, visual, ta ctile spell words by pointing Then work on motor skills to to letters in rows of develop picking up and letters 3 to 6 letters. pointing skills. This will allow students to answer questions3. Students learn to use through picking up the answer a letter board of 26 or pointing. letters.