Providence College (Special Education)
Providence College (MEd)
For the past 31 years, I have been employed as a special education teacher working primarily with learning disabled children in grades k-5, although I have also taught mildly cognitively disabled children. I am trained in multi sensory instruction for reading and used both the Orton-Gillingham method as well as the Wilson Reading System. In addition, I am also trained Fountas & Pinnel's Leveled Litereacy Intervention. In math, I have taught using the Math Expressions program. I truly love working with children and to this day, will have former students get in contact (some now in college). My philosophy is that no one method works for youngsters but all youngsters are capable of learning and achieving their full potential.
For the past 31 years, I have been employed as a special education teacher working primarily with learning disabled children in grades k-5, although I have also taught mildly cognitively disabled children. I am trained in multi sensory instruction for reading and used both the Orton-Gillingham method as well as the Wilson Reading System. In
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Today was our first meeting. I specifically sought out an O.G. tutor for my son as he is showing signs of Dyslexia. She was very patient with my son and kept him engaged. I believe she's really going to be a big help to him. I am grateful to have found her.
I shared with Maria my son's IPE reports from school. She was able to answer my questions and explain what the reports meant.
Our son is working with Maria on his reading, he is making steady progress and he loves seeing Maria. They have a great relationship and we could not be any happier!
Maria is a wonderful and patient tutor. She has been working with my son for about month, and I have noticed a difference in his reading. She is on time and very patient with my son. I would highly recommend Maria.
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As a special education teacher I have worked with many students who are identified as ADD/ADHD. My own daughter is identified as ADHD. As a graduate level student, I was required to take a 3 credit course in effectively working with ADHD/ADD students. I have learned that information needs to be provided in manageable "chunks" with frequent opportunities for breaks and movement. Multi-sensory instruction is also effective with these children.
For 12 years I was a special education teacher in Wisconsin. In the last 2 years, the state required that all schools provide common core instruction. I underwent extensive training as a result so that I could meet the needs of my K-5 students.
I have been trained in multi sensory methods, which is recommended by professionals for dyslexic students. I have taught both the Orton-Gillingham method and the Wilson Reading System and have achieved success with students in both.
For the past 31 years I have worked with students from PK-6 in special education. My Wisconsin teacher's license is for pre-k through 8. I have also co-taught with regular ed. teachers in the regular education setting. Because I worked with all grade areas in all subject areas, including reading, math, writing, social studies and science, I had to become very familiar with each subject at each grade level and develop my expertise in each subject. In addition, it was my responsibility to look at each subject and modify the instruction to insure a student's success.
As a former special education teacher with 25 years of public school experience, I always incorporated grammar into my writing lessons and it was a goal on IEP's. Primarily, lessons were focused on noun-verb agreement, verb tenses (regular and irregular) and the use of adjectives and adverbs.
I have received training in teaching phonemic awareness to elementary students and have successfully done so in public schools. This training includes both the Orton-Gillingham method as well as the Wilson Reading System. In addition, I have utilized Explode the Code with my students which focuses on phonetics.
As a former Special Education teacher, I taught children who had been identified as having a Specific Learning Disability in grades K-5. I provided instruction to these children in reading, written language and math. I greatly enjoyed teaching and derived much satisfaction from my student's progress.
I have worked with special needs populations in public schools for over 25 years. I hold a Masters in Special Education and have received over 30 credits in special education in addition to this degree. I also have held teacher certification in SLD (specific learning disabilities) and mild intellectual disabilities in 3 states.