I worked as a Special Education Teacher for 7 years, then obtained certification as a behavior analyst. I have worked as a behavior analyst for the past 3 years, supervising in-home ABA programs for children with special needs. I always had trouble finding teaching materials that worked for my students! One of the biggest problems I found was that materials did not contain enough inherent reinforcement to engage and motivate my students. I began developing my own materials, based on the design elements my students were the most interested by. These became some of my students' favorite materials, and they were able to make progression in group participations skills, visual performance, language, and receptive language. Our children cannot access the same rich levels of reinforcement as their peers, and it serves them well for this to be included as much as possible through their days, in our demeanor, verbal feedback, facial expressions, activities we provide for them, and the materials conveying new information to them.
My store is called the dragon patch as a play off of the apple and apple tree being a traditional icons to represent education. Special education is very much like a dragon fruit patch. A dragon fruit tree has spiky leaves, spiky fruit, and takes effort to access. But much like our student's progress, the dragon fruit is a unique, beautiful, and unforgettable experience. I love to create learning experiences that are meaningful, relevant, and positive for my students. I hope these materials have a similar effect for your students!
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I am a licensed Early Childhood Special Education teacher, and have my Master's degree in the same field. I am board certified as a behavior analyst.
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