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I have been teaching for 20 years now and I have worked with all types of students. In addition to my formal academic training through The University of RI, Rhode Island College and Providence College where I received my Master of Special Education, I am also trained in Applied Behavior Analysis from Bradley Hospital. I worked closely with a behavior analyst and trained many teaching assistants in the use of this methodology in order to educate children with Autism and other pervasive developmental disorders. Although this is my first love, I do truly enjoy working with all children. I am currently teaching 1st grade and have taught 2nd grade (for 4 years) and 6th grade. I have also served as a Resource teacher for grades K-6. I hope I can help you and your child succeed in all areas and ensure a love of learning.
Getting my Master of Special Education degree entailed extended study in the area of ADHD/ADD. Also I have consulted with many specialists both in my own school as well as my son's school district to research the best strategies for my students as well as my son. The reading and research of many books including "The Pre-referral Intervention Manual (PRIM) to find strategies that help students to attend and stay on task during instruction.
I have been teaching for over 18 years. I have 4 certifications and a master degree in Special education. My special education certification includes Mild/Moderate Pre K-6 and Severe Profound ages 3-21. I am currently teaching 1st grade, and I taught 2nd grade for 4 years, 6th grade for one year, and spent many years in k-6 special ed and 2 years as a resource teacher. I was originally trained in Applied Behavior Analysis by Bradley Hospital to work with kids with ASD, then was involved in the opening of and was one of the first two lead teachers at Pathways Strategic Teaching Center (a school for kids with Autism). Here, I worked with and was trained by leading experts and on site behavior analyst. I have been involved in the inception of two different classrooms for kids with Autism, one in Providence for middle school kids and one in Warwick for K-2 kids.
I have been teaching for over 18 years. I have 4 certifications and a master degree in Special education. Currently teaching 1st grade, taught 2nd grade for 4 years, 6th grade for one year, many years in k-6 special ed and 2 years as a resource teacher.
I have been teaching handwriting for 3 years. I have taught cursive handwriting and I am currently using a program called "Handwriting Without Tears" to teach my 1st graders. This program teaches manuscript handwriting techniques as well as appropriate pencil grasp and pressure. I have also successfully taught many children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to write correctly.
I am currently teaching 1st grade and my curriculum includes teaching phonics to ensure understanding in the area of reading, writing and spelling. I have served as a resource teacher to help students in grades K-6 increase their comprehension and reading abilities through phonemic awareness instruction.
I have been teaching for over 18 years. I have 4 certifications and a master degree in Special education. Special education certification includes Mild/Moderate Pre K-6 and Severe Profound ages 3-21. Currently teaching 1st grade, taught 2nd grade for 4 years, 6th grade for one year, many years in k-6 special ed and 2 years as a resource teacher.
Wonderful Tutor — Colleen has tutored my 2nd grader and we feel very fortunate to have found her. She works with my daughter on improving her math and reading comprehension skills. She is very patient and really caters her teaching style to what my daughter needs. She comes prepared with many tools to share. My daughter loves working with Colleen and looks forward to her tutoring sessions. Colleen shares with me ...
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