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"Understanding Autism through Rapid Prompting Method"
This groundbreaking book describes Soma's innovative technique, and for the first time in print, offers parents and educators a step-by-step guide to implementing Soma's life-changing teaching methodology Rapid Prompting Method (RPM). It explores the science behind Soma's uniquely effective approach, and it gives how-to instructions for designing and implementing RPM lessons with various types of learners. Understanding Autism Through Rapid Prompting Method is a pivotal manual for educating persons with autism; it breaks down all barriers that have so long kept them in silent isolation.

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BUY ALL 3 of Tito's books
How Can I Talk if My Lips Don't Move + Mind Tree + Gold of the Sunbeams

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BUY TOGETHER
Mind Tree (paperback) + Gold of the Sunbeams (hardcover)

see individual book descriptions

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Curriculum Guide for Autism Using RPM
Soma's newest release is a curriculum guide for users of the Rapid Prompting Method. Including 50 lesson plans with detailed explanation of how to teach academic subjects such as Math,Science,Life science and English to students of all age groups (children-adult) using the Soma®Rapid Prompting Method.

This is a great companion to Soma's first book "Understanding Autism through Rapid Prompting Method"

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Developing Communication for Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method-Guide For Effective Language
We are thrilled to announce the release of Soma's new book "Developing Communication for Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method-Guide for effective language".

This book is a step-by-step guide towards developing communication using RPM. Communication is an essential part of life and individuals with autism should not be left behind despite that their stimulations and motor skills may not respond in the same way as "typical "individuals .

Success comes with practice and practicing the steps of communication in this book will help teachers ,students and parents.

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Developing Motor Skills for Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method
Imagine living in a body where your coordination fails to execute a specific mental command: Let's say your mind wants your hands to execute a function like holding a pencil to write a word, but all the motor coordination allows you to do is simply make a pencil mark. Imagine, if you can, wanting to be functionally independent and yet the body movements you make are beyond your mind's control. - Such is a state that can make living least enjoyable. Just as it is important for the mind to be stimulated through academics and communication, it is important for the body to continue learning skills so that "Mind and Body" find a way to unify. A plateau in cognition can make one feel stagnant. So why wouldn't a plateau in developing skills make one feel "stuck"? Communication skills on a letter-board or a key-board is essentially the same motor skill - Pointing. Growing one's skill beyond pointing is an essential goal of RPM. Otherwise, a 'Skill-plateau' may lead to further frustration if the mind is unable to direct the body to manipulate its environment. The external world, including one's own body, is a three dimensional space. To manipulate it one has to overcome selective activities (stims or OCDs). So there needs to be step-by-step lesson plan on how to achieve each goal. This book is an earnest effort in "how" to plan the first skill goals that go beyond pointing skills. It goes a step further to experience the world through the principles of Rapid Prompting Method.

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How Can I Talk If My Lips Don't Move: Inside My Autistic Mind
by Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay (Author)
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Arcade Publishing (January 4, 2008)

Tito's new book elaborates in detail on his sensory experience.
This work provides valuable insight into many stims, behaviors and thoughts of persons with autism, like Tito. It is sure to serve as a helpful guide for families and professionals who wish to have a better understanding of perspective from an autistic point of view.

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How Can I Talk If My Lips Don't Move: Inside My Autistic Mind
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The Gold of the Sunbeams and other stories
by Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay

A beautiful collection of tales and stories, each prefaced by a charming note from Tito explaining how the story came into being. These often exotic, always poetic, stories are not only small gems in themselves but offer insights into the workings of the autistic mind that change thinking about, or judging, people with that affliction. Above all, this is the work of a true poet.
Soma's introduction sets the tone for this latest manifestation of her son's extraordinary talent.

Publisher: Arcade
2005 Hardcover edition

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The Gold of the Sunbeams: And Other Stories
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The Mind Tree: A Miraculous Child Breaks the Silence of Autism" by Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay
Tito's unique characteristics have shed light on an entire disorder and even on the mysteries of the human brain. Although he has severe autism and is nearly nonverbal, his ability to communicate through his extraordinary writing is astonishing and inspiring.
Paperback, 224 pages
(publisher: Riverhead Trade, Feb. 6, 07)

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The Mind Tree
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Videos
NEW! Soma® RPM Conference DVD -Overview of RPM
NEW!The Soma ® RPM Conference DVD (running time of 1hr and 44 minutes) is an overview of RPM.(This dvd is an update to the previously offered dvd recorded in 2004) Soma Mukhopadhyay presents the theory behind Rapid Prompting Method and why it is effective as an educational method. Included are several video clips of 1:1 student instructional sessions conducted by Soma demonstrating RPM techniques with students from various age groups and learner types .

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Clothing
17 oz "HALO" Sport Bottle
This sporty 17 oz bottle has a single wall BPA free aluminum construction. It has a screw on lid with a metal clip which makes it easily portable anywhere. Great for travel,hiking,biking ,packing in your children's backpack or take along for work lunches.

Purchase one for $6 or two for $10 !

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NEW! HALO Tote
This trendy but multi-functional tote has all that you need to hold all of your items . With a top zipper to keep all it's contents secure,key ring holder and a handy front slip pocket to access other items quickly , it's 14" X 14" X 5" size can even hold a HALO sports bottle in the convenient side mesh pocket!

*Letter boards of all sizes, books and more fit easily inside .

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Teaching Aids
Large A-Z Letter Board Stencil
The Large A-Z letter board stencil is suggested for students who are working towards improving fine & gross motor skills for pointing accuracy (measures at 14'W/10'L) . This stencil is great for beginners due to the larger font size and for students who may tend to "swipe" at letters .

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Letterboards - Laminated
Stiff laminate 9 x 12 boards for spelling/communicating. One side has alphabet letters, 5 per line. Other side has 5 numbers and symbols per line for math.

Please indicate on your order if you want background color of Red, Blue or White . (*Please note : For the blue letter board indicate "Black" in your order) - Color of Letterboard may be substituted with a different color if out of stock-

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Number Stencil Board (Primary)
The primary number stencil board has numbers 0-9 . The numbers are a larger font (as opposed to the number board with math symbols) This board can be used for students who are learning to point with a pencil to help improve pointing accuracy .

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Number Stencil Board with math symbols
Soma uses the number stencil board (numbers 0-9, and the symbols of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) as an alternative to the primary number board without the math symbols.

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Small A-Z Letter Board Stencil
The full A-Z letter board stencil (measures at 11"Wx8"L)is suggested for students with adequate fine and gross motor control and are moving towards improving accuracy and speed with pointing to spell.

*Please note that this product is also available in larger size font . See product description for the "Large A-Z stencil" also available through our online store.

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Stencils (Large set of 3)
Soma often uses this size stencil for students who are beginning to point with a pencil to spell and to improve their accuracy.

Please note that this product is hand-made. Not all students need the large stencils, so we recommend that you only order this product if they are certain that it is needed.

Note: Your order includes a set of three stencils, letters A-Z. Numbers are not included in this set.

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