I have been teaching special education serving life skills, autistic and other disabled students since 1993, usually teaching Early Intervention through Grade 8. Though my years of teaching I have found that it is very hard to find activities based on our students needs. I make weekly units and lesson plans to help support my children within my classroom. All of these lessons are used within my classroom before they are put on for you to purchase.
I differentiate my instruction based on individual needs. My classroom is set up using the TEACH philosophies and I try to illicit communication for my non-verbal students by using pictures. Based upon the individual student, I will decide if they are taught through error-less learning or with answer choices. My ultimate goal is to allow them to be as independent as possible with the skills they are learning.
Kappa Delta Phi Service to Education Award 2016
From 1987 to 1993, I went to California University of Pennsylvania and earned a dual degree of a Bachelor's of Science in Mentally and/or Physically Handicapped and Elementary Education, as well as earned my teacher certification. In 2014, I went back to college at Lamar University in Texas and in August of 2016, I received my Master's in Education in Special Education with a Specialization in Autism.
I am the mother of 6 children. At one time or another they all received special education services. I have two children that are autistic.