I was a special education teacher for 10 years in a high needs school in a self-contained classroom. I now work full time as a consultant and trainer. I work as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) helping parents and teachers develop effective programs for their learners with autism.
Special education teachers have a busy job! We need to incorporate life skills instruction, social skills training, academic teaching, communication systems, behavior management, hygiene training, inclusion, expressive/receptive language instruction, and fine/gross motor practice into one busy day. Each child's curriculum is developed specifically for them based on their IEP goals. Organization is key with this much going!
My website The Autism Helper was named one of the top 30 blogs for teachers!
I am Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). I have a Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a Bachelors in Special Education from Miami University of Ohio.
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PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, Not Grade Specific
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Science, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Special Education, Career and Technical Education, Communication Disorders, Geography, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Economics , Character Education, Basic Math, Short Stories, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Occupational Therapy, Early Intervention, Phonics