During the consultation, we will have an opportunity to get to know each other a bit where I can understand what your goals are and answer any questions you may have about RPM. I also get to meet your child and determine the best starting point for lesson plans.
During a regular RPM session, I will come into your home prepared with an individualized lesson plan that lasts approximately 40 minutes. In this session I will be working with your child on each of the following four objectives. Every lesson is prepared to meet the needs of the child on a per session basis.
The four objectives of each RPM session
The teacher will teach an academic topic depending on the student’s age, exposure to learning, interest, or preoccupation. The teacher uses this topic to work on the student's ability to express reasoning and understanding.
Based on the motor, sensory and emotional readiness of the student, the teacher will ask the student to respond by selecting between correct and incorrect choices, or spelling on either the large letter stencils, full letter stencil, full letter board, keyboard/device, handwriting, or speech. All of these choices are different skill goals that can be developed through RPM.
Every student has different levels of visual, auditory, tactile, performance and time tolerance. Initially, the teacher adapts to the student’s sensory and performance tolerances. Over time, the teacher slowly works on helping the student increase their level of tolerance in all of these fields.
Communication is the output of learning. Learning and communication is an integral part of RPM. Communication goals involve single words, sentences, paragraphs, essays, short stories, or composition of poetry.