Soma Mukhopadhyay- HALO Clinic, Austin, TX
Creator of Rapid Prompting Method (RPM)
Erika Anderson and Amy Campbell- ACE Teaching and Consulting, Green Bay, WI
Erika Anderson- B.A. in Education with a Minor in human development. Completed HALO's 3 year apprenticeship with Soma earning the highest certification available, level 3 certified RPM provider.
Jackie Dorshorst and Andrea Dorantes- RPM+ for Autism and Other Disabilities, Waukesha, WI
Jackie Dorshorst is a Speech/Language Pathologist and owner of RPM+ for Autism. 20+ years experience working with children with a variety of disabilities and within the school districts. Certified RPM provider.
Andrea Dorantes- Masters in Special Education, Soma trained
Lenae Crandall- Hope, Expression, and Education for Individuals with Severe Disabilities (HEED), UT
Certified Special Education teacher with severe/profound emphasis; and worked in a special school for children with disabilities since 2009 with 3rd to 9th grade students. Completed Soma RPM Course 2013. Interning with Soma.
Elizabeth Vosseller- Growing Kids Speech Therapy Center, Herndon, VA
Speech-Language Pathologist since 1995. She earned her Bachelor’s (1993) and Master’s degrees (1995) in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Maryland. She has completed doctoral study in Early Childhood Special Education and Education Specialist Degree (EDS) 2009. Soma certified.
Shannon Zish - Unspoken Thoughts, LLC, Washington DC Metro Area.
Shannon completed her RPM course in 2014 after using RPM to homeschool a teenager for a year. Shannon has her MA in Applied Developmental Psychology, has completed her BCBA coursework, and has completed training in TEACCH, DIR/Floortime, and RDI.
Masters in early childhood development with 35+ graduate hours in counseling and play therapy. 20+ years experience working in the field of developmental disabilities. Began using RPM in 2014 and completed Soma's course in 2015. Since then, I consult with her about 6 times a year for feedback and support.
“Empowering families to become their own experts about their child’s potential.”
4530 Walney Road, Suite 203
Chantilly, VA 20151
Office Tel: 703-466-5533 Office Fax: 703-466-5316
Buffalo RPM- Buffalo, NY
All are parent-practitioners and have completed the Soma-RPM Basic Training Course
Amanda Bequest- Milwaukee, Pewaukee, WI
Special ed. Teacher for Milwaukee public schools. Working with children doing rpm- Soma course 7/14.
Alyssa Purdue- Cincinnati, OH
Speech therapist, Soma course 4/14
Katie Anawalt, M.S.CCC-SLP- Burbank, CA
Speech therapist, Soma-certified
Brianne Devine- New York, NY
Michelle Lofton, M.Ed- Brookhaven, MS
Joanne Bello- Boca Raton, FL
20+ years early intervention behavior specialist, shadow in inclusion setting
Unlocking Voices/ Sue Finnes, Alexandra Hopwood- United Kingdom
Sue Finnes- Parent, organizer. Soma course 4/14
Alexandra Hopwood- Qualified teacher doing RPM sessions with different students. Interning with Soma
Nydia Celina Viloria- San Diego, CA
Experienced parent willing to take other students- not certified.
Local RPM Support Groups
Western NY Autism Support Group
Monthly parent support group meeting, Biweekly child/parent (or other support person) gathering for RPM practice and social time. Interested professionals welcome. We organize area Soma-RPM Workshops (approximately once a year) for interested families and the community.
Lisa Reyes- Lisac_reyes@yahoo.com
DC Metro Area RPM Parent Group (Northern Va, DC, MD)
Elizabeth Vosseller- firstname.lastname@example.org
Wisconsin RPM Group
Jennifer Bertram- email@example.com
Northern VA (Chantilly, VA) Parents Only RPM Support Group. Parents & individuals in their support network meet monthly at Wings to Fly Therapy & Play Center to continuously improve their ability to use RPM & support each other in their efforts to communicate with their child.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. 703-466-5533.
Unlocking Voices- Using RPM Community Interest Company
Sue Finnes, Alexandra Hopwood, Penny Kay, Karen Jennings – all work regularly with Sue’s son Christopher and have organised two UK Soma workshops. UK centre conducting monthly Saturday RPM sessions in Sutton Coldfield, West Mids for existing RPMers and new students. Facebook group to support parents learning RPM.
Sue and Alex attended the Soma RPM course in April 14.
Alex (who is also a qualified primary school teacher) has been accepted for an internship with Soma : Sept-Dec14. She has been seeing many families in the UK building up her experience working with a range of children/young adults in readiness for this.