I am an Associative Teacher and have been teaching children who have autism for 9 years now. The first two years of my teaching experience, I taught in the lower school with the kindergarden children who have autism. Some of the lessons that I have taught, for this group of children, are: counting, numbers, number to sets, letters, colors, simple addition and subtraction, fine mortor skills, turn taking games, spelling, AB and ABA patterns and a variety of other things. I then moved up to the upper school and began teaching teenagers and the transitional students coming up from the lower school. Lessons that were taught with this group of individuals were: cooking, science, math (fractions, measurement, money, caluclator math, purchasing and time), reading short stories and answering questions and calming techniques. For the last three years now, I have been teaching teenagers and adults technology. These students have learned how to use the following programs: Microsoft Powerpoint, Word, and Publisher. Students have also done creative art projects, use of a digital camera, looking up different jobs and what their skill are, navigating through a website appropriately, movie maker program and a variety of other technology realted activities.
Since I teach individuals who have austim, my teaching style is very visual and very simplified
I have received numerous awards for VIZZLE. VIZZLE is web based Special Education software designed to create fun and iteractive lesson for children who have autism.
I received a B.F.A in Photography from The Ohio State University. I am currently working on a C.O.T.A (Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant) license at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C).
My greatest joy in teaching is when a student understood the material and made the connection accross the board.
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Graphing, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Biology, Environment, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Writing, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, Early Intervention