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Soma RPM Instructional Workshop - Melbourne, 12th - 14th April 2017
Wed., 12/04/2017, 9:00 am – Fri., 14/04/2017, 4:00 pm AEST
Soma Mukhopadhyay HALO Director of Education BS, MS, Chemistry and BA Education A native of India, Soma is a teacher and mother who developed her trademark Rapid Prompting Method(RPM) to instruct her son Tito who is now a published writer and poet, in spite of his severe autism. Soma and Tito have been featured on 60 Minutes II, PBS,Good Morning America, Scientific American, the New York Times, National Geographic , CNN , HBO documentary " A Mothers Courage" and numerous other media.
Soma has instructed thousands of students (youth to adult) with autism and similar disorders at the HALO Clinic located in Austin, Texas which is a 501 ( c) (3) Non Profit organization established in January 2004. HALO is not religiously affiliated and HALO will not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national and ethnic origin in educational policies, admission policies, and scholarship programs.
Soma uses RPM to teach academics and communication by eliciting responses through intensive verbal, auditory, visual and/or tactile prompts. Her prompting is designed to keep students focused and successful.
Somaʼs approach presumes competence and comprehension at age level, and it is a very low-tech method requiring only paper and pencil. Student responses evolve from picking up answers, to pointing, to typing and writing which reveals studentsʼ comprehension, academic skills and eventually conversation.
For more information about Soma, RPM and HALO, please go to WWW.HALO-SOMA.ORG
SOMA RPM INSTRUCTIONAL WORKSHOP - MELBOURNE, 12th to 14th APRIL 2017
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The Soma RPM workshop is for parents and professionals who want to see first hand how Soma's unique method is used to teach academics leading to communication for people with Autism and similar conditions. Soma's individual instruction sessions (25 minutes each) will be with local students with Autism.
Soma will provide 1:1 instruction with each student. Attendees will have the opportunity to observe instructional sessions on days 1, 2 and 3 through a live video feed on site to a nearby room. On day 3, Soma will address a Q & A symposium in the afternoon for all attendees for better understanding of RPM.
1:1 RPM SESSIONS PARTICIPANTS:
1:1 RPM Session participant spots with Soma have already been filled.
Families are encouraged to invite therapists, teachers or others involved in the student's life and education to observe the instructional sessions. The immediate family of the 1:1 session participants (i.e. parents and siblings) do not require additional tickets to attend. Attendees who are NOT members of the immediate family of 1:1 session participants need to obtain a ticket for the days they are interested in via EventBrite.
OBSERVATION - DAY 1 OR DAY 2: $50 per day
OBSERVATION PLUS Q & A SYMPOSIUM - DAY 3 ONLY: $100 for Day 3
OBSERVATION - 3 DAYS INCLUDING SYMPOSIUM: $150
Tickets are available by clicking on the 'GET TICKETS' button. Please note that EventBrite will charge you a service fee (2.5% plus $0.99 per ticket) plus a payment processing fee (2%).
NOTE: To protect the privacy of the families involved audio or video recording are strictly PROHIBITED.
WHEN AND WHERE:
This event will be between 12 April to 14 APRIL 2016, from 9am to 4pm.
The venue address is 39A Yale Drive, Epping Vic 3076.
STAYING IN TOUCH:
During the ticket purchase we will ask for your email address so we can keep you up to date about this event. We will not be using this information for any other purpose and we will NOT be sharing your details to others including HALO.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org