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Associate's of Applied Science
I started working with special needs children in 1974 when I was 9 years old. I volunteered with my mother at ATPT, an institution in the Tucson area. I enjoyed this and spent the rest of my growing up years working with special needs children. I have also worked with typical children as a preschool aide, babysitter, and tutor.
I have 11 children and 11 grandchildren. These children are both typical children and special needs. I have also worked with my foster nieces and nephews and private clients as a respite worker and habilitation provider.
I have homeschooled my oldest children. I have also modified my special needs sons’ school work to better fit his developmental abilities. I have spent many hours researching ways to teach objectives to provide better outcomes. I have also taken college education courses.
I enjoy working with children and helping them to improve their outcomes.
I started working with special needs children in 1974 when I was 9 years old. I volunteered with my mother at ATPT, an institution in the Tucson area. I enjoyed this and spent the rest of my growing up years working with special needs children. I have also worked with typical
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I homeschooled my older children. I have many years of experience teaching my children and finding ways to make their subjects more interesting.
I have worked with children with special needs as a mentor, respite worker, habilitation provider, aunt, and mother. I have children with Autism, ADHD, speech and language difficulties, Tourette’s Syndrome, and Epilepsy. I have raised children with learning disabilities, Fetal Alcohol Affect/Syndrome, behavioral issues, and attachment issues. I have nieces and nephews (biological and Foster) with Prader Willi Syndrome, Down’s Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Issues from parental meth and alcohol use/abuse, ADHD, and learning disabilities. My clients have fallen in the same general areas.
I have raised 11 children. I have 11 grandchildren. I have home schooled some of my children and worked with the school district to have the proper educational programs for my other children. I have worked with the school to modify school work for my children with special needs appropriately.
I have taken education courses through the community college. I have researched different disabilities to have a deeper understanding of the disability and the needs of the individual. I have attending a conference on Autism where Temple Grandin was the key note speaker.
All of these experiences have enabled me to appreciate the differences and similarities when teaching children important objectives.