I spent the last 7 years teaching in self-contained autism classrooms, with students ranging from mild-moderate to severe disabilities. Each of my classrooms was designed to promote independence using evidence-based teaching strategies (including Discrete Trial Training (DTT), naturalistic teaching strategies, TEACCH methods, etc.) and data-driven decision making.
A fun, engaging, and appropriate lesson is one of the best ways to manage problem behavior in the classroom.
TEACCH Autism Program 5-day Classroom Training completion, July 2015
Masters of Science in Special Education, Severe Disabilities - Johns Hopkins University, May 2017 Bachelor of Arts in Special Education - Goucher College, May 2012
Between the birth of my son and moving homes, I finally had the chance to do some things on my to-do list that I didn't have time for before maternity leave. On the top of that list was my desire to create materials and lesson plans based on the informal and formal assessments I was required to give my students each year. I wanted to make the process easier, more manageable, more data-driven, and more relatable. The products in my store come from years of testing, writing IEPs based on those tests, and creating seemingly endless materials. I'm having so much fun organizing these ideas and creating these products, so check back regularly for more!