I have 18+ years experience with Special Needs Education, both personally and professionally.
Patience, firm and structured.
5, 10 & 15 Year Award for Long Service and Excellence in Special Needs Educational Assistance 10.2 Basic Training Carol Grey Social Stories Certificate 2017
Professional Development with the Fort McMurray Catholic School District from 2000-2015 ■ Step Ahead Certificate of Accreditation 2000 ■ Level 1 Daycare Certified 2000 ■ 8 Speech/Language Courses 2000-2004 ■ Learning Through Play 2000-2005 ■ Autism Workshop Pecs Communication 2002 ■ ABA/IBI Therapy Workshop 2 Days 2001 ■ Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder 2 Day Intensive Workshop: Karen Bain 2002 ■ Learning Through Play 2002-2004 ■ Sensory Processing Disorder: Margaret Galipeau 2002 ■ Sensory Processing Disorder in Autism Spectrum Disorder Certification Level 1 & 2: Margaret Galipeau 2003 ■ Reading Remediation Course 2003 ■ Brain Gym 2002 ■ 2 Day Workshop, How to Write a Social Story: Karen Baine 2003 ■ 2 Day Intensive Autism Workshop: w/Karen Baine 2004 ■ Medical Terminology Course: Keyano 2004 (elective) ■ Programming for Special Needs Children 2004-2014 ■ Autism Special Needs Elective Course: Keyano 2004 (elective) ■ Tourettes Syndrome Lecture: Dr. B. Duncan McKinlay, Psychologist 2004 ■ 2 Day Intensive Workshop, The Explosive Child: Various Speakers 2005 ■ The Disorganized Child 2005 ■ Working with Autism Spectrum Disorders Strategic Training Program: Dr. Nathan Ory 2006 ■ Orchestrating Positive Behavior Programs: Dawn Reithaug. 2006 ■ Behavior Workshop: Dr. Nathan Ory 2007 ■ Educational Psychology: Athabasca University 2007 ■ Relational Aggression & Cyber Bullying 2007 ■ Relational Aggression & Cyber Bullying 2007 ■ How to Work with Parents and their Special Needs Children. 2010 ■ Behavior Strategies and Interventions 6 Workshops, 2006 - 2015 ■ NonViolent Crisis Intervention Certification 2012, 2015 ■ Anxiety in Children How to Help them Cope 2014/15
I live in Fort McMurray AB. I've been married 26 years, and have two adult boys, 21 and 25, one who has a Brain Injury. I work as a Special Needs Educational Assistant. I've worked with Autism, Tourettes, Aspergers, Developmental Delays, and currently, work with Behaviour Issues. I love my job! It has taught me a lot, the kids bring me joy and teach me tolerance. I love the challenges I face each day.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Science, Astronomy, Special Education, Other (Specialty), Other, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Problem Solving, Writing, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Physical Therapy, Halloween, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Tools for Common Core, Summer, Early Intervention, School Psychology, Phonics