Teachers

Certified Soma-RPM Providers 

The following are the highest level teachers. They have completed internships with Soma at HALO. 

These "intern" certified providers are licensed by HALO to:

• Run Soma-style camps, workshops for groups, 1:1 student sessions, guide and coach         

parents/teachers/caregivers

• Provide educational consultation services to schools and adult living facilities

Soma is confident that these certified providers can work effectively with any type of student, dealing with any behaviors/challenges, and delivering a wide range of subjects to all ages.

Soma Mukhopadhyay

HALO

Austin, Texas, USA

The creator of RPM who continues to develop and enhance it.

Also travels in the USA and internationally to run workshops- contact HALO for more info.

www.halo-soma.org

Erika Anderson

A.C.E. Teaching & Consulting

Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA

Will travel in the USA and internationally to run workshops and provide educational consulting services for schools and parents.


4-day Intro course 2006
3-year HALO Apprenticeship 2007-2010
Certified provider status since 2010

www.acetc.info

Jackie Dorshorst

RPM+ for Autism

Waukesha, WI, USA (Near Milwaukee)

Jackie will travel in the USA and internationally to run workshops and provide consulting services to schools, professionals and parents.


4-day Intro course 2010
HALO internship and Certified provider status since 2012

email: jackie.rpmplus@gmail.com

Lenae Crandall

HEED

Springville, Utah, USA

In-home sessions and will travel in the USA and internationally to run workshops and provide consulting services to schools, professionals and parents.


4-day Intro course 2013
HALO internship and certified provider status since 2015

www.heedrpm.com

Alexandra Hopwood 

RPM UK

United Kingdom

Clinic sessions in  Sutton Coldfield and Cheshire. Workshops in the UK and Ireland

 

4-day Intro course 2014

Has practiced RPM since 2011

HALO internship and certified provider status since 2014

www.rapidpromptingmethod.co.uk

email: info@rapidpromptingmethod.co.uk

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Katie Anawalt, M.S.

Speech-Language Pathologist &

Assistive Technology Specialist

Los Angeles, CA, USA

In-home sessions

Will travel in the USA and internationally and provide consulting services to parents, professionals and schools.

4-day Intro course 2005

Has practiced RPM since 2004

HALO internship and certified status provider since 2013

email: katie.anawalt@gmail.com

Joanne Bello

Boca Raton, Florida, USA

In-home sessions

4-day Intro course 2012

HALO internship and certified provider status since 2015

email: joannebello@me.com

www.joannebello.org

Adriana Barriga 

RPM of Texas

Clinic in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Available to travel nationally and internationally for workshops and to provide consulting services to parents, professionals and schools.

4-day Intro course 2014

HALO internship and certified provider status since 2016

http://www.rpmoftexas.com

email: info@rpmoftexas.com

Loris Farah  

Mexico City, Mexico

In-home sessions

Can conduct sessions, presentations, and workshops in both Spanish and English.

Available to travel nationally and internationally for workshops and to provide consulting services to parents, professionals and schools

4-day Intro course 2015

HALO internship and certified provider status since 2017

email: farahj@gmail.com

Amy Brennan, M.S., OTR/L  

RPM Cincinnati LLC  

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Will travel nationally and internationally for workshops and to provide consulting services to parents, professionals and schools


4-day Intro course 2010
HALO internship and certified provider status since 2017

email: information@rpmcinci.com  

www.rpmcinci.com

Claire Philbin

Ireland

Clinic sessions in Co. Mayo, Co. Wexford & Co. Cork and travels to schools/services around Ireland.

Also available in the UK for workshops and to provide consulting services to parents, professionals and schools
Regularly in the London area and Europe

 

4-day intro course 2017

HALO internship and certified provider status since 2018

email: rapidpromptingmethod@gmail.com

Katie Masotti  

Masotti RPM Support LLC

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Provides office, in-home and school-based sessions/consultation services. Available to travel nationally for workshops and to provide consultative services to parents, professionals and schools.

4-day Intro course 2016

1 week HALO observation March 2018

HALO internship and certified provider status since Jul 2019

masottirpmsupport.com

email: masottirpm@gmail.com

phone: (513)604-1898

Shannon Zish

Unspoken Thoughts LLC

DC, MD, and VA (Tyson's Corner), USA

Will travel USA and internationally for workshops and to provide consultative services to parents, professionals and schools.


4-day Intro course 2014
Unspoken Thoughts set up in 2015
HALO internship and certified provider status since August 2019

https://www.unspokenthoughtsllc.com/

email: contact@unspokenthoughtsllc.com

Alexandra (Sandy) Oppenheimer

Ramat-Gan, Israel

Soma has given Alexandra permission to conduct workshops and presentations in Israel.

Alexandra speaks Hebrew, English, German, and French.

4-day Intro course in 2009

Workshop observation of Soma in Israel in 2019

1-week HALO observation in 2019

Translated Soma's book "Understanding Autism through Rapid Prompting Method" into Hebrew.

www.autismtherapymn.com

email: asandopp@gmail.com

Asako Suzuki, M.M.E.

Lifetime Learning for Autism

Located in New Jersey, USA - Travels to Japan

Soma has given Asako permission to conduct workshops and presentations in Japan.

Asako speaks Japanese and English.


4-day Intro course 2015
1-week HALO observation 2017

Translated Soma's book "Understanding Autism through Rapid Prompting Method" into Japanese.

http://www.njmusictherapyandlessons.com

email: lifetime5543@gmail.com

Soma-RPM Approved Practitioners Providing Workshops in Other Countries

The following are RPM practitioners who have been given special permission by Soma to conduct RPM

workshops in their native countries. 

Soma-RPM Approved Practitioners 

These are individuals who have completed the 4-day intro training course and post-requisites (video and lesson plan submission). In order to become "approved practitioners," they have further submitted videos of themselves working with at least two other students. It is expected that they may need to consult with Soma or a Certified provider if they have a student who presents challenges that may require additional expertise. They are often referred to as Level 1 providers

An up-to-date list of Soma-RPM approved practitioners can be found on the Facebook learning group called "Unlocking Voices- Using RPM’" at https://www.facebook.com/groups/627199673958985.

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information@halo-soma.org

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