I am a second year special education teacher for students with moderate to severe disabilities. I teach students with multiple disabilities, autism, down syndrome, and intellectual disabilities.
We love age-appropriate hands-on learning! I try to incorporate functional skills into our daily curriculum, while accommodating for various behavior needs as well as communication styles.
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I bounced around the world a lot growing up, until we settled in Cairo, Egypt, as an expat--and LOVED it! I got a BA in Music from the University of Tulsa (my instruments are harp and voice - and sort of piano :) ) and then a Masters in Special Education and Elementary Education from DePaul. I am working on my certificate in ABA (to become a BCBA!) through Florida Institute of Technology.
I am in the process of starting up a Best Buddies program at my school. Any advice? Let me know!! :)
English Language Arts, Spelling, Specialty, Science, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Special Education, Other (Specialty), Other, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Classroom Management, Character Education, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Occupational Therapy, Vocational Education