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Learning RPM - RPM Training

Soma RPM 4-Day Introductory Course is a beginner course of instruction conducted by Soma Mukhopadhyay at the HALO Clinic in Austin, TX. Concentrated teaching in Soma's Rapid Prompting Method for Professionals and parents with serious RPM Interest.

The enrollment fee is $925 per person. The course is 4-days (Tues-Fri) of full day instruction from 9am to 3pm. (max 10 participants)

Participants may include: parents, teachers, therapists, aides, administrators,psychologists and others,

PLEASE NOTE: We are accepting applications for spring '17 training courses for Parents & Professionals (dates to be announced).Applicants on file will be notified once dates have been set. Please note the prerequisites below and email information@halo-soma.org to request one to be emailed to you.

We will offer a course each semester. Please check back after May 30th for course dates for the fall.

Please email HALO at information@halo-soma.org to request an application be sent to you . Applicants that we are unable to accommodate for the upcoming course will be placed on the list for the next scheduled course .Courses may be offered each semester for a total of 3 courses each year. Applications must be complete with signature and date. Applications must be submitted via email or mail ONLY (please no faxes). Once we receive the max number of applicants for the course each applicant will be notified of course date,times and due date for full payment and pre requisites. This training course is for educational purposes only in the methodology and implementation of RPM for beginners.

Attendees that complete this course are not permitted to conduct their own training of RPM, hold workshops or presentations on RPM.

PRE-REQUISITES/ REQUIREMENTS:
1) Parents applying must have attended either a 4 day "camp" /sessions with Soma or Erika Anderson , Senior RPM Level III Provider of ACE Teaching & Consulting in Green , BAY WI ONLY.
2) Along with application must submit to HALO a 3-5min. video sample (via email) of own RPM use (demonstrating application of written choices with a teach -then-ask example).
Professionals should include clips of 1-3 students . Parents may submit work with their own child. (Can use file share service such as Google drive).
*Professionals applying must have attended observation of "camp" sessions with Soma at HALO or Soma RPM workshop, or conference (or with Erika Anderson of ACE Teaching & Consulting in Green Bay, WI) Viewing of Soma's RPM Workshop DVD, or camp dvds are acceptable as well.
*Professionals must submit a brief bio along with their application

POST-REQUISITES /REQUIREMENTS:
1) Within 90 days of completing the course you must submit a 3-5min video clip with an accompanying lesson plan to HALO 9via email) demonstrating the application of RPM following the lesson plan. Upong receipt you will be contacted to schedule a 25min follow-up Skype of FaceTime consultation with Soma (included in the course fee) .

COURSE APPLICATION:
https://www.halo-soma.org/files/rpmtraining_3_Intro_4_day_course_application.pdf

Soma® RPM Introductory Course:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

An intensive ,interactive introduction to RPM , which will combine daily lecture , guided and critiqued practice , viewing of video footage, oral & written coursework.

Day 1: Method and Assessment - includes: Identifying open learning channels and different types of students, assessing stims , teaching "difficult" students, working through "tough" situations, understanding brain function in autism.

Day 2: Implementation-includes: How to teach the procedure of learning , the how and why of prompting and teaching with choices, motor function and memory in the brain, the hierarchy of response, choosing and adapting with appropriate response mode,measuring and testing student progress and knowledge.

Day 3: Lesson Planning- includes:Methods of teaching /learning , components of a lesson plan, selecting and adapting age-level curriculum and subject matter to each individual student and the situation, developing reasoning skills and advanced communication.

Day 4: Peer review, trouble shooting, selecting , writing and implementing student goals ,questions and answers , oral and written practice and testing.

*Attendees will now receive a "Letter of Attendance " upon request , completion and passing the 4-day workshop coursework , and post - requisites.

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