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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.

Choices
RPM begins with choices by teaching the student "what" to chose and "how" to chose. watch video
Letter Board
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. watch video
Small Stencil, Laminated letter board
In the intermediate stages of RPM where students are building the pointing and motor skills necessary for spelling the small alphabet stencil is introduced. watch video
Handwriting
Through consistent practice using RPM, students can progress towards the goals of RPM which is independent handwriting and /or typing. watch video
Keyboarding
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. watch video
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