March 2014 Rapid Prompting Method (RPM workshop in NJ)

Jackie Dorshorst is a Speech/Language Pathologist with more than 20 years of experience working with a variety of disabilities. She began her career in the Green Bay School District before working in Milwaukee Public Schools. She has been in the School District of Waukesha for 20 years.

In her years as a Speech/Language Pathologist, Jackie developed a special place in her heart for children with autism. During her search for methods to help those with autism, she met a special boy named Alec. Her adventure with RPM began when Alec’s family invited Jackie to Texas to meet Soma Mukhopadhyay. When Soma introduced RPM to Alec, it was nothing short of magical. Alec communicated his thoughts for the first time in his life. After returning from that trip, Alec’s school life changed because of the dedication o

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A workshop consists of the following:

  • Overview of Rapid Prompting Method (RPM).
  • Sharing videos of clients I have worked with. Explaining steps of RPM.
  • Working with students.  The student will be with me in a separate room with a video monitor and staff is in another room watching RPM via SKYPE.  It would be difficult to have the student do RPM in front of all staff in same room.  Time for RPM can range from 20-30 minutes each.  At other workshops, I have had the student’s staff/parents come in the room and other staff/parents watch over SKYPE.
  • Questions/comments after sessions are completed. Could have questions after each student or after all complete.
  • Parent/teacher hands-on training, if requested
  • she can see each student more than once

Videos : RPM In action

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  1. Hello Gals! This was a great conference. Definitely taught us to keep expectations high from our kids. It was such a pleasure to meet some of the kids. Of course some of the kids I know since they were in their diapers. It was so good to see them again. They are all so cute and adorable.

    Thank you so much Akhil Autism Foundation for arranging this conference. A big thanks to Madhavi for letting us use your office space and taking so much effort over connectivity issues and such. I hope we did not leave a lot of mess for you.

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