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 (please see pre requisites ) each semester (spring, summer & fall). Participants may include parents, teachers, therapists, aides, administrators, psychologists and others.
Dates for next courses offered:
Parents course - Sep 10-13,2019
Professionals- Oct 15-18,2019 (New date!)
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 $950 per person.
Cancelation policy: Must provide a 30-day advance notice prior to the
first day of class to receive full refund. The training course fee is non
transferable (cannot transfer to a future course if unable to attend) and there
are no partial refunds of the course fee. An invoice receipt or "Donor letter"may be provided upon request if cancelation notice has been received beyond the grace period.
Please note the prerequisites below and email email@example.com to request application to be emailed 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 completely filled out , pre requisites satisfied and include the required 5 minute video clip .Applications must be submitted via email or mail ONLY (please, no faxes).
PARENTS applying must have prior exposure to RPM. The applicant/parent has a child (student) that has previously attended a "camp" or sessions at HALO or child (student) attended sessions with Soma at a local RPM Workshop. Exception will be made if your child (student) has had sessions with a Certified RPM Provider (please verify credentials of provider by either contacting HALO or reviewing the Authorized list of HALO RPM CERTIFIED PROVIDERS)
Must submit a completed application and include a 5minute video clip (email to firstname.lastname@example.org using any file sharing service such as Google drive for example) of RPM use (demonstrating basic application of RPM with a teach-then-ask example) with their child. Video submission must be of RPM session of the Applicant/Parent & child.
PROFESSIONALS applying must be currently using RPM with students using basic application of RPM with a teach-then-ask example in either a clinic or educational environment.
Additional requirements for professionals applying for the course:
*Applicant must have prior exposure to RPM either by visiting HALO clinic in Austin, TX to observe student sessions with Soma, or observed student sessions at a local Soma RPM workshop, or attended a conference where Soma presented on RPM or purchased and viewed the "Overview of RPM" available for purchase through Vimeo ON DEMAND ($75) see our Online Store.
*Exception for applicants that are professionals may be made if you have attended a local workshop or "camp" conducted by a Certified RPM Provider and observed student sessions.
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. For attendees this course is intended to help expand your basic knowledge about the fundamental principles of RPM. The "how and why" Soma RPM is effective for many students. Therefore applicants for this course whether parent or Professional must meet the "Pre requisites".
For professionals they must have prior exposure to RPM (see "Pre-requisites requisites) and must be already using RPM in either a clinic or educational environment. This course is not for the purpose of teaching Professionals how to become an RPM Professional.
Please note :If you are a professional that is not currently using RPM basics with students (using choices, lesson planning) this is not a course to instruct you on how to start. This course is for those already implementing RPM that want to gain formal instruction from Soma.
This course is for educational purposes only and is meant to introduce the methodology and implementation of RPM for beginners. Attending this course does not result in a Certification in RPM. Attendees that attend this course are not permitted to:
Provide any training courses of Soma RPM (Please refer to HALO)
Provide workshops or presentations on Soma RPM (Please refer to HALO)
Provide "camp" sessions (Please refer to HALO)
Publish books or other media based on Soma RPM (Please refer to HALO)
Speak at National Autism Conferences on Soma RPM (Please refer to HALO)
Speak to large groups on Soma RPM (Please refer to HALO)
Teach Soma RPM to other Professionals or school staff (Please refer to HALO)
PLEASE NOTE :Attendees completing this course will receive a " Letter of Attendance " that includes the dates the course was attended nd number of instructional hours (24hrs) There are no CEU's for this course at this time.
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
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 an appropriate response mode, measuring and testing student progress
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, troubleshooting, selecting, writing and implementing
Student goals, questions and answers, oral and written practice and testing.
All applicants must have prior exposure to RPM and satisfy Pre Requisites to take this Course.
HALO will accept 10 applicants per course. These courses may be held each Semester for a total of 3 courses each year. This application must be Complete with signature, date and accompanying 5-minute video submission of RPM session with child/student.
Applications can be submitted via email or mail ONLY (please no fax).
Applicants will be notified via email upon receipt of their completed application. Applicants will receive an email including pertinent information regarding the course date/times and due date for payment in full and pre requisites. Applicants that we are unable to accommodate due to space will be placed on a waitlist for cancelations and/or list for next scheduled course