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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. The concentrated teaching in this 4-day course is intended for professionals and parents with a serious interest in RPM.

We offer a course for professionals and a course for parents each semester (spring, summer & fall). Participants may include parents, teachers, therapists, aides, administrators, psychologists and others.

Dates for next courses offered:

Soma RPM 4-Day Introductory Course for Parents
Sept 18-21,2018

Soma RPM 4-Day Introductory Course for Professionals
Oct 16-19,2018

The 4-day course will be held Tuesday-Friday, 9am to 3p (max 10 participants).

The training course is for educational purposes only and is meant to introduce 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.

The tuition is $925 per person.

Please note the prerequisites below and email information@halo-soma.org to request application to be emailed to you.

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 a waitlist 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.

1) Parents applying must have attended either a 4 day "camp" /sessions with Soma or a Certified RPM Provider (Please contact HALO to verify).
2) Along with application must submit to HALO a 3-5minute video sample (via email) of basic RPM use (demonstrating application of written choices with a teach-then-ask example).
Professionals should include clips of 1 or up to 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 a Certified RPM Provider) Viewing of Soma's RPM Workshop DVD (available at our online store), or viewing a student's camp dvds are acceptable as well.
*Professionals (teachers,para's,therapists )must submit a brief bio along with their application

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

Soma® RPM Introductory Course:


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.

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