RPM is a method that empowers a student with the means to express his or her learning, understanding, reasoning and thoughts.
The teacher learns how to access the open learning channels (auditory, visual, tactile and kinesthetic) of the student and adapts the way the lessons are presented accordingly.
RPM is an academic based method in which the teacher tries to create a "teacher-student response loop."
The teacher states information, then asks a question, and then the student responds. This loop is intended to create an alertness and improved focus in the student. He/she begins to expect his/her role (e.g. "I will respond immediately after the teacher finishes a statement and then asks a question").
The rhythm created by this loop is aimed to overpower the student’s other engagements, such as stims, OCD, and impulses.
This type of method requires the teacher to be ready with a well-prepared lesson.
The lesson is the teacher's tool. Through RPM lessons, the teacher presents information and questions designed to work on the four RPM objectives.