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Holy Cross College (English)
John Carroll University (Master's)
university of london (Other)
I started out teaching inner-city Cleveland by choice (my Master's was in urban education from John Carroll University), taught six through eighth grades at Canton country Day school in Canton, Ohio, spent summers teaching talented underperforming kids from the inner city of Cleveland, directed an alternative elementary school in Columbus Ohio, and along the way spent a year studying the developmental psychology of Jean Piaget at the University of London. All this occurred quite some time ago.
I know how to arouse children's interests through reading and writing.
I have a background in developmental psychology. More importantly, I am interested in the child's point of view and interests and that becomes the basis for how I connect them with the subject matter. I started out teaching inner-city Cleveland by choice (my Master's was in urban education from John Carroll University), taught six through eighth grades at Canton country Day school in Canton, Ohio, spent summers teaching talented underperforming kids from the inner city of Cleveland, directed an alternative elementary school in Columbus Ohio,
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My background includes major areas of focus relevant to the autistic child. Specifically, these include a year of study at the Froeble Institute of the University of London of the developmental psychology of Jean Piaget, the power of language in the intellectual development of the child (Luria and Vygotsky), and reading disabilities. In addition I was Director of a school which focused on informal methods for helping children learn. I believe that the strategy of choice for every child is to work through their interests and abilities when constructing a program for them. With respect to tutoring the autistic child, an initial meeting must be held - at no charge - before determining whether s/he can be helped to achieve traditional curriculum goals and demands. It may be that a different environment is needed before the child can profit from such an intervention.