Developing Motor Skills for Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method

Steps to Improving Motor Function

by Soma Mukhopadhyay

Developing Motor Skills for Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method
Pinterest

Developing Motor Skills for Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method

Steps to Improving Motor Function

by Soma Mukhopadhyay

Published May 08, 2014
354 Pages
Genre: EDUCATION / Special Education / Learning Disabled



 

Book Details


Developing Motor Skills For Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method addresses how to develop skills necessary for improved motor functioning. When communication between mind and body fails, it leaves the individual with autism or associated disorders unable to function in a purposeful way and do the day-to-day activities. A mind that is cognitively able may become frustrated by the body’s functioning limitations. Day-to-day activities are different from instinctual, obsessive or recreational activities. They are purposeful motor activities that need to be practiced to further the functional independence. Suggested lesson plans in this book will help to stimulate motor pathways in the brain so that the person with autism ‘functionally’ adapts better in a sensorially stimulating world. “I have found Rapid Prompting Method to be an excellent tool for teaching the skills needed to improve an individual’s engagement in the functional daily tasks, roles, and routines that help increase independence and improve quality of life. RPM’s adaptability allows individuals with varied levels of motor coordination to gain age appropriate knowledge while building the skills they need to improve initiation, motor planning, and execution of movement for the completion of motor tasks that are considered challenging and complex. The use of sensory supports promotes the engagement and focus needed to maximize learning. “ —Amy Brennan, M.S., OTR/L, BCP

 

About the Author

Soma Mukhopadhyay

Soma Mukhopadhyay is the Executive Director of Education for HALO (Helping Autism through Learning & Outreach) in Austin, TX. Soma holds a Bachelors of Education degree and a Masters degree in Chemistry. Students come from all over the world to benefit from her innovative teaching approach. Since developing the Rapid Prompting Method to teach her own son Tito, Soma has been featured on CNN International, 60 Minutes II, PBS, BBC and Good Morning America, and in the New York Times newspaper, People, Scientific American and National Geographic magazines.

Also by Soma Mukhopadhyay

Understanding Autism through Rapid Prompting Method
Curriculum Guide For Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method
Developing Communication for Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method
Harnessing Stims and Behaviors in Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method
Developing Expressive Language in Verbal Students With Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method
Mathematical Concepts For Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method
Growing Sensory Tolerance Using Rapid Prompting Method