Welcome to TRAP!
The Rhythmic Arts Project, founded by Eddie Tuduri (read Eddie's resume) is an inclusive, innovative educational program serving the special needs community as well as typical preschools and lower grades. The curriculum is comprehensive offering a wide range of subjects addressing various ability levels. Our Members represent diverse ethnic backgrounds and range in age from 1 to more than 85 years old. Diagnoses range from mild to profound cognitive disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Alzheimer's, Autism, mobility/hearing/vision impairments and Traumatic Brain Injury.
The methodology is based in perceptual motor match, visual, tactile, and auditory combined with speech. We can see, feel and hear the lessons and simultaneously speak the answers.
The program is facilitated in no less than 10 countries. Sites include Special Education Schools, Organizations and Foundations who serve people of all ages with various disabilities as well as preschools where both "typical" and Intellectually Disabled children attend.
We provide a Train the Trainer program where we teach Therapists, Teachers, Para- Professionals and others in the TRAP methodologies. Classes are taught with no more than 10 children and the instruction time will range from 30 to 45 minutes as a rule. The tools employed by TRAP include instructional manuals, related literature, DVD's, visual aids and a variety of percussion instruments.
TRAP’s primary objective is to promote the inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their typical peers in all aspects of everyday life.
Through inspiration, leadership and competency -based training, we foster caring and supportive relationships with each child and adult we work with.
TRAP is for everyone. It is about each person having powerful interactions, reaching out to all people, and making connections.
*Dion Cornejo is a young man with Down syndrome. He was one of the first students who have benefited from the Rhythmic Arts Project curriculum. According to his mom Debbie Cornejo, Dion’s life certainly has been nurtured by the elements of TRAP. His receipt of learning through love, compassion, rhythm, expression of himself through music and acceptance at his skill level is what provides Dion with self-confidence and desire to conquer any inhibitions he may have.
*Carolina Ulloa, Coordinator of Imagine, an American International School in Quito, Ecuador, claims that TRAP gives them the opportunity to teach and learn through complete sensory integration; bringing together all five senses to achieve successful results. They are using the TRAP methodology for preschool that is developmentally appropriate. She says that the program empowers children and teachers giving them the opportunity to learn in a significant way.
The Rhythmic Arts Project is a non-profit 501(C)(3) company. We honor and celebrate diversity, regardless of disability, religion, race, creed or ethnicity.
To competently direct the acquisition of reading, writing, arithmetic, and social skills of children and adults who are intellectually or developmentally different; to train trainers and teachers in a peer reviewed curriculum; to extend these training methods and curriculum to typical children; to engage local and world wide communities in this mission; and to join these to benefit through inclusion, all the children and adults of the world.