Question from Joan for Virginia:

Her Voice –
What method of learning has Elizabeth been taught? Was it RPM? I hope when you are on TV Nov 9th that you tell about RPM if that is the method you use. Out of 1000 reports of doctors, professors, specialist, teachers only one showed results and that was RPM taught by Soma from Texas. What a waste of paper, time and money – only one out of a 1000 actually helped over 800 Autistic children. Today the number is much higher that she has helped.

Virginia’s response: Yes! Elizabeth has been taught to communicate using Soma Mukhopadhyay’s Rapid Prompting Method. There is a link to her website in the Internet Resources section of this website. I Am in Here talks a lot about Soma and her hero status for so many non-verbal children and adults.