Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Soma Mukhopadhyay

We take great pride in celebrating the work of our successful self-publishing authors, and we do so each week through our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week we highlight self-publishing author Soma Mukhopadhyay, who has published five titles with Outskirts Press and is in the midst of publishing her sixth.

Soma Mukhopadhyay holds a Bachelors of Education degree and a Masters degree in Chemistry; however, her real passion is found in helping others understand autism and teach lessons to loved ones with autism. Learn more about Soma through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

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Soma Mukhopadhyay is the Executive Director of Education for HALO (Helping Autism Through Learning and Outreach) in Austin, Texas. Students come from all over the world to benefit from her innovative teaching approach. Since developing the Rapid Prompting Method to teach her son Tito, Soma has been featured on CNN International, 60 Minutes II, PBS, BBC, and Good Morning America, along with the New York Times newspaper, and

magazines including People, Scientific American and National Geographic.

Understanding Autism through Rapid Prompting Method

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When Soma’s son, Tito, was diagnosed with server autism, she devised a way to teach her son to read, write, and communicate. 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 this life-changing teaching methodology. 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 isolation.

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 7.5 x 9.25 paperback, 295 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 08, 2008)
ISBN10: 1432729284
ISBN13: 9781432729288
Genre: PSYCHOLOGY / General

Curriculum Guide For Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method

cover (11)A Curriculum Guide to Autism using Rapid Prompting Method is a syllabus guide for anyone who is interested in teaching individuals affected by Autism. The entire syllabus is divided into 7 levels, so that students who are older do not feel inferior by seeing themselves doing the second or third grade curriculum. The book includes 10 Teaching-Plans in English, 10 in Social Sciences and 10 in Science. It also includes twenty examples of Sensory Activities in Mathematics teaching. These plans and sensory activities include principles of Samo’s Rapid Prompting Method.

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 7.5 x 9.25 paperback, 395 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Oct 20, 2011)
ISBN10: 1432774611
ISBN13: 9781432774615
Genre: EDUCATION / Curricula

cover (12)Developing Communication for Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method

This book is a systematic guide towards developing communication using RPM. Communication is an essential part of life. The author believes that individuals with autism should not be left behind because their stimulations and motor skills may not respond in the same way as “typical “individuals. Soma proves through her teachings that success comes with practice and practicing the steps of communication in this book will help teachers, students and parents.

Paperback
Format: 7.5 x 9.25 paperback, 257 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Apr 30, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478713135
ISBN13: 9781478713135
Genre: EDUCATION / Special Education / Communicative Disorders


cover (7)Developing Motor Skills for Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method

Developing Motor Skills for Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method discusses 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. Sona gives readers suggested lesson plans in this book that help to stimulate motor pathways in the brain so that the person with autism adapts better in a sensory stimulating world.

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 7.5 x 9.25 paperback, 354 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 08, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478728418
ISBN13: 9781478728412
Genre: EDUCATION / Special Education / Learning Disabled

cover (8)Harnessing Stims and Behaviors in Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method

Harnessing Stims and Behaviors in Autism Using Rapid Prompting Method demonstrates how to redirect behaviors and stims in an RPM session so that the learning objectives can be achieved. Included are examples of lesson plans that can be helpful to educators of Autism. In her 5th book, Soma explores how behaviors may not always be a “dead end” and stims many not always be the hurdles of learning if the teacher can dissolve them within the planning of the lessons.

Product details…
Hardback
Format: 6 x 9 casebound glossy, 256 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jun 04, 2015)
ISBN10: 1478754273
ISBN13: 9781478754275
Genre: EDUCATION / Special Education / Communicative Disorders

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