Rapid prompting method

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The rapid prompting method (RPM) involves repeatedly asking questions to a nonspeaking autistic person and encouraging them to answer using a letter board. There is no scientific evidence to support the method and practitioners refuse to let scientists study it. RPM has been compared to the scientifically debunked facilitated communication.

How it works[edit]

A non-verbal person is asked to point at a letter board and spell out words. The facilitator prompts them to point at particular letters. This creates the illusion that the non-verbal person is communicating, when really it is the facilitator.


Very little research has been done on RPM so far.[1][2] It is considered untested.[3]