One of the key functions of the IASLT is to represent the views of its members to inform public policy in relation to the provision of speech and language therapy services for the best interests of service users.
Since the broadcast of the RTE documentary ‘Autism and Me’ on March 13th
2017 there has been much discussion about the Rapid Prompting Method
(RPM) which was used to facilitate communication for one teenage boy
featured on the programme. IASLT wish to put on record our position in
relation to this method - primarily our concern that there is no evidence to
support its use. Read the full statement for further details