I have 12 years experience teaching in a self-contained elementary age classroom for students with severe autism in a therapeutic day school setting.
My classroom uses a variety of instructional approaches including ABA principles, structured teaching, discrete trial training, Verbal Behavior, errorless learning, direct instruction, with an emphasis on communication using core words with PECS, high tech devices, and Partner Augmented Input (PAI). ABLLS-R and VB-MAPP assessments are used to derive IEP goal development.
No official Awards, but the reward for me is seeing all of the progress my students make each day!
I attended Trinity Christian College in Illinois. I have a BA in Education with certification in Special Education (LBS1) and Elementary Education K-12 with middle school endorsements. I also have attended a variety of trainings including Verbal Behavior, VB-MAPP, PECS, PAI, DTT, LAMP, and more.
Always first in my bio, I am a mom of 2 amazing kids!
English Language Arts, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, Government, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Other (ELA), Life Skills, School Counseling, Word Problems, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Physical Therapy, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, Easter, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, Early Intervention, Phonics