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I have been working as a Para Professional with Mild/Moderate Special Education students for 8 yrs with Douglas County School District. I have taken many extra classes within the district on Behavioral disciplines, dealing with ADHD/ADD and Autism. I have also specialized in Writing,Reading and Math within the elementary school grades. I love to work with these kiddos mainly because I care and want them to succeed in life. Most of the time these children just need some extra time and someone to listen, and talk in a manner they can understand. I find that they do fine in the classroom, but most of the time they only "hear" half of what the teacher says, because they are slow at processing and the teacher at normal speed of talking, it is too fast for these children. I have a resume of many classes the district has offered to keep up with the new Math, and technology. I look forward to working with the kids at their pace. I'm a widow and have nothing but time on my hands, time for your children. I have been working as a Para Professional with Mild/Moderate Special Education students for 8 yrs with Douglas County School District. I have taken many extra classes within the district on Behavioral disciplines, dealing with ADHD/ADD and Read more
Our son has Autism Spectrum Disorder and is easily overwhelmed, however, Billie has found techniques that work for him and has does wonders in improving his confidence around math. He enjoys working with her.
She has been very flexible as we try to schedule tutoring around intramural sports.
Additionally, she has done a very good job communicating with us regarding each lesson - both the successes and struggles.
Billie was a wonderful tutor to work with this summer. Our son enjoyed the time spent with her. She had a good lesson that she used when working with our son. She kept us in the loop on how things were going via email which we liked.
I would highly recommend her and would like to work with her again.
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I work for DCSD and have taken all courses the district has given on ADD/ADHD. I have also been trained in the Math programs. Since I work with Mild/Moderate special ed kids I'm very patient and knowledgeable on giving your student the time he deserves.
I have worked with Autism students and all spectrum disorders throughout my years as a para professional. I update my credits in education yearly. The most recent being Behavior Training III and IV. I've had all the Autism courses that the district offers. I love these students as they really are the greatest minds out there!
I have listed the following staff development classes I've taken in the school district.
I work in Special Ed at an elementary school where I work with students with dyslexia diagnosis.
Reading Comprehension of Expository Text
Effectively Communicate with Media-Rich Projects at the Elementary Level
Reading Comprehension for Elementary Classrooms - Class & Cert Skills Block
Staff Resource Training: Literacy/Writing
Best Practices in Reading Instruction Dyslexia
I work with students now from K-6 as I'm a para professional for 8 years with Douglas County Schools. I can create Math worksheets and / or we can work on a computer to help your child with the facts of Math and pre Algebra.
I work daily with K-2 on handwriting. I use Handwriting Without Tears and Wilson Phonics program. I have been using these programs for 2 years (Wilson) and 7 years Handwriting Without Tears.
Please read my profile and any questions, just ask!
I have worked for DCSD for 7 years as a Mild and Moderate Special Needs Para. I've brought up my own children and love working with these children who just need a little extra help. Patience is the key, and with all the training I've had through the districts staff development courses, in behavior management and CPI. I love these students! I work mainly with students one on one in K-6 grades.
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