Learning RPM - 1:1 RPM Session Clips
Soma® Rapid Prompting Method uses a "Teach-Ask" paradigm for eliciting responses through intensive verbal, auditory, visual and/or tactile prompts. RPM presumes competence to increase students' interest, confidence and self-esteem. Prompting competes with each student's self-stimulatory behavior, and is designed to help students initiate a response. Student responses evolve from picking up answers, to pointing, to typing and writing which reveals students' comprehension, academic abilities and eventually, conversational skills. RPM is a low-tech approach in that is requires only an instructor, student, paper and pencil.
RPM helps students to improve motor skill and spelling proficiency in this intermediate stage of choices by using using the set of 3 large alphabet stencils.
In the intermediate stages of RPM where students are building the pointing and motor skills necessary for spelling the small alphabet stencil is introduced.
Through consistent practice using RPM, students can progress towards the goals of RPM which is independent handwriting and /or typing.
With considerable commitment of time,consistency and exposure to RPM once students have progressed through each stage (Beginning,Intermediate and Advanced)the final goal of RPM which is independent handwriting and/or typing can be achieved.