Illinois State University (Special Ed)
Quincy University (MEd)
Hi! I have taught for 19 years, mostly special education. I have tutored friends' children and teacher aides who wanted to get a better job with more education, so I have experience from age 10 to 50+. I really enjoy preschoolers also. My heart goes out to those who have challenges in reading and math. People with physical and sensory challenges are often assisted in learning by adaptations and methods I have used. Additionally, structured discrete trials, sequential learning, prescriptive teaching, and whatever strategies used by the schools or agency are utilized.
Empathy is one of my strengths, as I was a student who needed assistance reading and speech as a child. Diagnostics and assessments ares also strengths. I have assisted several people to test better. My own children were able to take tests well. My Illinois teacher license in Teacher of Visually Impaired and license of Behavior Specialist are current. I have assisted people with autism or traumatic brain injury. I look forward to helping you and your child achieve your goals. Hi! I have taught for 19 years, mostly special education. I have tutored friends' children and teacher aides who wanted to get a better job with more education, so I have experience from age 10 to 50+. I really enjoy preschoolers also. My heart goes out to those who have challenges in reading and math. People with physical and sensory challenges
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In the past 30 years I have read extensively and attended several conferences about students and adults with ADD and ADHD. Some modifications I have made in teaching include allowing writing to be on keyboard and hands on activities for science and math. Additionally I have incorporated unit themes across disciplines and graded on a rubric for a choice of activities of interest to the student.
I have taught students with autism and other disabilities for 12 years. I have attended college classes at the Master's level on Autism. Also I have attended conferences on structured teaching, TEACCH, and teaching reading through adapted books to students with autism.
I possess an ISBE Illinois Teacher license. I have taken methods and techniques classes for teaching middle school and other teacher preparation classes. Student teaching included 1st grade and 6th grade. I have taught 4th grade and 6th grade. I have had an interest in the kindergartners and their potential and activities, and screening if needed.
I have taught students with special needs for over 20 years. Both my Bachelors degree and Master's degree are in teaching special students. I am touched by these students and enjoy finding ways to help them learn.
Study skills are critical to school success. Organization checklists, time lines, computer files, and notebooks are ways to assist each student for school and work. Test taking skills can be taught to bring up test scores significantly. Patterns can be a help in math and spelling and science. Writing techniques help organize essays. Study skills has been included in many of my lessons and at in-service events at schools I have taught.