2011 East Carolina University (Special Education)
I am a licensed elementary and Special Education teacher. I am also licensed to teach Reading in grades K-12. Before obtaining my teaching license, I was a substitute teacher for over 10 years. I have been working with children and teenagers for over thirty years. I love teaching and I love children. If I tutor your child, I would begin with an interview with you the parent and your child to determine what their strengths and needs are. We then work as a team to determine the best plan of action for your child. I am a positive person and hold a firm belief that all children can learn.
I am a licensed elementary and Special Education teacher. I am also licensed to teach Reading in grades K-12. Before obtaining my teaching license, I was a substitute teacher for over 10 years. I have been working with children and teenagers for over thirty years. I love teaching and I love children. If I tutor your child, I would begin with an
I am a special ed teacher. ADD/ADHD is a disorder that is a result of a chemical imbalance in the brain. A person with ADD/ADHD may have difficulty in focusing, impulsiveness, organization, and hyperactivity. Behavior modification and prescription meds are often used to help people with this disorder
Autism is a developmental disorder that affects the brain’s development of social and communications skills. Autism is one of three disorders that make up the Autism Spectrum. Some of the characteristics include impairments in social interactions, communications, and repetitive behaviors, Children with Autism can receive Special Education services in their schools ,with an Individualized Education Plan, which is a education plan that is tailored to meet the education needs of the students. As a Special Education teacher, it is my responsibility to make sure that the IEP meets the needs of the student and to implement that plan.
I have ten years of teaching experiences in the elementary school setting. Elementary education is where the foundation for reading, math and science begins. My degree in Special Education has a concentration in reading. Reading begins with a good phonemic knowledge. The basics of math begins with a good foundation of number sense and basic addition and subtraction facts. Science and Social studies both are dependent on good reading skills, Science in the elementary setting covers weather, soil, minerals and health. Social Studies include learning about other countries and their culture as well as the state of North Carolina.
Phonic knowledge consists of two important elements, first is the knowledge of the relationship between sounds and letter and second the ability to put the letter and the sound together. Phonics provides the basic foundation of reading. However not all words can be decoded by using phonics, therefore it is important that sight word knowledge is reinforced while learning to read.
Phonological awareness is when an emerging reader recognizes language as an object that can be analyzed and manipulated.
Phonemic awareness are the smallest units of speech sounds. They are the sounds you hear in a word.
As part of my coursework, phonics and phonemic awareness was stressed as being a important part of learning to read.
I am a licensed elementary and special education teacher. Special needs are challenges that children often face in the course of their academic and social lives. Each child with special needs can range from a physical illness or injuries that result in disability including learning disorders, cognitive disorders, communications and social, emotional/behavioral disorders. Students that have these special needs can receive services that are provided for their educational, and social needs.