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Hi, my name is Nina. I have successfully worked with Autistic individuals for the past 15 years. Teaching them to speak and communicate, tutoring them to achieve their academic goals in reading, reading comprehension, spelling, writing, math (Basic math to college Pr-Algebra), as well as aiding them improve their handwriting skills and gaining the ability to function in full inclusion settings.
I have learned a lot by working with this population in both school setting and after school in a home setting and I am fascinated by the enormous potential that they present. I believe that their promising abilities should be nourished.
My interest in Autism began with my own personal exposure, when my son was diagnosed with the condition and I experienced the love of teaching special needs students while I was teaching him to talk and during our homeschooling sessions. I learned to resolve the challenges that Autistic individuals face first hand. Soon and after the success that I had with my son, I was encouraged by parents of special needs and professionals in the field to work with other children in the spectrum.
I have extensive training in ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) and have worked as a behavioral therapist with children with Autism and other disabilities. I incorporate ABA, DTT (Discrete Trial Training), visual tools and positive reinforcements tailored to the individual’s need in my teachings.
I have written a book that teaches non verbal children to talk and trains their parents on how to teach their children to speak and converse. I have also consulted parents on the phone and in person, and have designed programs for their children with steps and techniques on helping them attain their learning goals. My experience includes working with the Autistic individuals on a one on one basis and training parents on how to work with their children assisting them with performing the necessary tasks to exceed the IEP (Individualized Education Program) goals.
My educational background is in both Computer Science and Psychology.
I have learned a lot through teaching this population, the key to success in working with Autistic individuals in my opinion is to be patient and to see their abilities and potential even while they are having a behavior challenge. Hi, my name is Nina. I have successfully worked with Autistic individuals for the past 15 years. Teaching them to speak and communicate, tutoring them to achieve their academic goals in reading, reading comprehension, … Read more
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For the past 15 years, I have been working with individuals with Autism--teaching them to speak, helping them achieve their academic goals in reading, spelling, writing, math, as well as helping them improve their handwriting and gain the ability to function in a full inclusion classroom.
I have written a book that teaches parents how to teach their non-verbal children to become verbal and conversational. I have also designed programs for parents and children with steps and techniques on helping them attain their learning goals. My experience includes training parents to work with their children and assisting them with performing the necessary tasks to exceed the IEP goals.
I have worked as a behavioral therapist with children with Autism and other disabilities at Easter Seals, a leading organization serving people with disabilities.
I have learned a lot through teaching this population, and I am always fascinated by the tremendous potentials that they represent.