RPM Cincinnati LLC is dedicated to the use of Soma® Rapid Prompting Method (RPM) for improving academic success and the development of functional skills for persons with autism and similar disorders. Soma® Rapid Prompting Method is a teaching method that was developed by Soma Mukhopadhyay, executive director of the HALO Clinic in Austin, Texas. Each lesson is designed to use developmentally appropriate academic and informational material to activate the reasoning part of the brain so that the student becomes more engaged in learning. Rapid Prompting Method uses sensory strategies and prompting, without physical support, to help initiate a student's independent responses through various modes of motor expression including choices from a field of 2, pointing to letter stencils or boards, use of a keyboard and/or speaking (when appropriate). Students also work to develop greater motor control and self-regulation to maximize academic and functional skill development.
Amy Brennan, M.S., OTR/L
Amy is Co-Director for RPM Cincinnati LLC. She has been practicing occupational therapy since 2001 in both outpatient clinic and school based settings. She has held board certification in pediatrics through the American Occupational Therapy Association and has focused the majority of her work with persons with autism and sensory processing disorders. Amy is a Certified Rapid Prompting Method Provider. She has completed both the four day introductory training and the extended internship with Soma Mukhopadhyay though the HALO Clinic. She has been using the method as part of her occupational therapy programming and treatment for persons with autism and unique learning needs since 2010. Amy has spoken both locally and nationally on the use of Rapid Prompting Method as a tool in her therapy practice.
Teresa is Co-Director for RPM Cincinnati LLC. has been a Rapid Prompting Method Community Coordinator since 2010 and an advocate within the autism community of Cincinnati since 2005. She has completed the 4 day introductory course for Rapid Prompting Method and has utilized it to educate her son since 2008. She is the founder of the Parent and Professional Autism Work Group of Cincinnati with a focus on using Rapid Prompting Method with persons with autism and unique learning needs. She has presented to numerous community organizations about Rapid Prompting Method and autism advocacy projects. Teresa specializes in integration of Rapid Prompting Method into the family setting, creating home based education programs and facilitating parent/student Rapid Prompting Method group sessions.