I taught special education in public school for 31 years. I have worked in a private school for students on the Autism Spectrum or have other significant communication disorders. We are a DIR school and work diligently to provide students with rich hands on learning experiences. Our students participate in weekly hippotherapy and actively work an organic garden that supplies produce and eggs to local restaurants. We use real photos as often as possible when developing lesson plans and activities.
Students with ASD are most likely to respond positively when teachers are willing to teach to the students' affinities.
National Board Certified Teacher Teacher of the Year
B.S. Ed in Special Education Certified in Special Education PreK-12 in the areas of Mild/Moderate Intellectual Disabilities, Specific Learning Disabilities, Emotional/Behavioral Disorders Highly Qualified (NCLB) in Reading, ELA, SS, Science and Math in Special Education and General Education for Grades K-12.
My daughter, son and I are all working as Autism teachers!
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, ESL / ELL / EFL, Holidays/Seasonal, Speech Therapy