We believe all children on the spectrum are capable of learning.
We believe that all children on the spectrum are capable of learning and that they understand far more than most people assume. They simply struggle with the means to show us what they know. When a child is unable to demonstrate understanding in the way we expect, the standard belief is that he or she does not understand. This is not true.
RPM steps outside of conventional belief systems.
RPM steps outside of those conventional belief systems and has developed methods for EACH child to learn, grow and communicate in meaningful ways that helps them succeed.
This could be by utilizing multiple methods of communicating. For example, your child may be quite advanced from another with advanced speech, but shuts down when the body encounters stress. RPM provides alternative communication techniques that help the child express their thoughts and feelings during these situations.
RPM Practitioners adapt quickly to the child’s open learning channels.
The child’s open learning channels are key to their success and RPM practitioners adapt quickly within a session knowing that those open channels can change quickly. Over time we work to develop those channels that are more difficult to use.
The rhythm between teacher and child is personalized to your child.
The rhythm between your child and the RPM teacher is very important and personalized. The sessions are structured to be a friendly back-and-forth exchange based on the individual needs of the child. Lessons are structured to prevent fatigue and help build tolerance.
RPM practitioners work with all children regardless of individual challenges.
RPM practitioners commit to working with any child, regardless of "behaviors" or challenges. Our training involves techniques like scrambling and diluting to deal with a wide range of issues such as stimming, OCD, etc.
Some final thoughts about choosing RPM
It is important to understand that RPM is a teaching method which requires time, commitment and regular practice to build skills just like any other meaningful educational program.
While some days we may accomplish more than others, you can be assured that EVERY day your child will be loved and respected, nurtured and heard.