The rapid prompting method is a form of augmentative or alternative communication which involves a therapist using constant, fast-paced questioning, prodding, and engaging of the person with a disability.
The therapist holds an alphabet board and encourages the disabled person to spell out the answers to the questions they are being asked.
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