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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] 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]