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When working with students who have ADD/ADHD, it's is important to set achievable goals for improving academic performance, disruptive behaviors at home and school, and learn and practice social skills with peers and others. One such goal would be leaning to remain seated, completing a number of assignments and using appropriate play with peers. Students with ADD/ADHD need to be praised and rewarded for accomplishing goals and also disciplined ( loss of rewards) when they don't follow simple directions or use inappropriate social skills. Teaching and practicing social cues is a goal that adds structure at home, school and in the community. I have worked extensively with SED-seriously emotionally disturbed students and regular educational students who are medicated and non-medicated on skills needed to achieve short term goals. I taught special education working with students with all manners of ADD/ADHD from mild to severe and worked out individual plans to accommodate their needs. I have learn to teach techniques to hold students attention and find their inner strength and work with that as well as their weaknesses.
I teach and practice the basic skills of basketball, rules dealing with fouling, three point shots, blocking and how to position your self to take a charge, plays, such as offensive and defensive skills and two ball dribbling skills, high and low and teaching them not to watch the floor when dribbling, scoring and sportsmanship. Learn and practice proper sport techniques when shooting, working out and playing a game so as not to overuse or pull a muscle. Practice routine and regular routes, explain posting up and responsibility of learning everyone's role on the team and being a team player. I taught intramural basketball at a center for youth ages 5-14 during the fall and summer months. and will be coaching/teaching my grandsons team this summer to teach them the basics of basketball.
While attending college I took several research process and theory and method classes along with statistics. I have tutored several students while teaching the application of obtaining, analyzing and interpreting data dealing with science and targeted populations. While working I assessed the magnitude, validity and reliability of samples taken from wastewater to determine if it exposed humans to diseases, this data was recorded daily. I also taught a statistics class using population data and targeted groups from inner city to country people we also studied the biological affects of analytical thinking and processing of only the pertinence data. I have had advanced level classes in statistics and science.
During my teaching and substituting I worked with preschoolers to 6th grades and then beyond. I have written curriculum in special and regular education classes to fit the needs of the students. In some circumstances I've prepared specific work and worked one on one with students to assist them in advancing their weaknesses and increasing their strengths. I worked in the classroom with teachers and students to help them understand expectations and worked with students primarily to help them achieve their goals. I taught in the kindergarten class, 2nd, 4th and 5th classrooms for reading/English, science, math and social studies assisted other teachers in the pods with curriculums and working with students who were having difficulties grasping some of the concepts needed to move on to the next level with in their grade. I took necessary trainings, wrote Individual education plans for students, SIT-student intervention plans when necessary to help get the necessary help needed to achieve their educational goals. I also worked with the parents involving them in the homework and support aspect of helping their child succeed in school.
I teach phonics by sounding out words or putting words together to form other words. While teaching phonics I have seen the positive benefits it has for students who are struggling with reading. It first needs to be understood that a student needs to know the letter names. I find that singing the ABC song helps them recognize letters and then introducing them to familiar items around the home, school and community for example, McDonalds, specific toys, candy books etc enhances their awareness of letters. Then I like to do hands on activities which I find are very helpful cutting out letters from play doh, string, and magazines, finding pictures to match the letters and sounding them out. I like to teach sounds by using simple conversation and modeling the correct way to pronounce the words and sounds. As a teacher you learn to listen to make sure you catch the pronouncing of letters, and sounds correctly, I like to use nursery rhymes and poems and Dr. Seuss Books to engage students and hold their attention. Reading is an important aspect of phonics and I use phonics with my ESL students because letters don't always sound like what they look like. I like to use sight words and I do repetitive steps in learning how to pronounce sounds and letters correctly.
As a Special education teacher I work with students who had a vast range of learning, mental, emotional and physical disabilities in a special needs classroom. I hold a degree in Psychology and a minor in sociology with emphasis on special education and counseling. I hold various certifications pertaining to special education, multiple intelligence, creating positive settings for that special needs student and hands on case management skills as I had worked in the mental health field for several years. I have developed and implemented IEP's and plans of care for students and clients to assist them in setting/attaining their goals. I have worked with SED seriously emotional disturbed, MMR, students with (TBI)traumatic brain injuries and students who have mild or moderate disabilities, and find the utilizing the right techniques, skills and resources makes learning reachable and teaching strategies using basic modifications to meet the students’ needs. I have worked with students who have severe disabilities, and taught independent living skills and basic literacy, communication, and math.Examples:doing laundry, making grocery list, planning and preparing a meal.
I work with students who have physical and sensory disabilities, such as blindness and deafness, or with students who are wheelchair-bound. I also work with students who have autism spectrum disorders and with students who have emotional disorders, such as anxiety and depression.
When working with the younger students I work on language, speech social and motor skills.
Working in case management I worked one on one with the student/adult on short term goals and objectives for attendant care workers to assist students with in the classrooms, set action steps with therapist.
As a 9-12th grade special education teacher I taught study skills to a variety of learners. Teaching study skills takes patience, and understanding of the students' strengths and weaknesses. It is important to know how to teach the student in a creative way to use time management, organizational skills, note taking, and test taking skills without over whelming them. It is also important to teach students to set realistic goals, pay attention to deadlines and dates, and to finish tasks on time. Reinforcement of goals is a key motivator in teaching study skills to teens.