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Ramapo College of New Jersey (Psychology)
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In 2009, I started working in Special Services and have since acquired a wide range of skills. Some of the programs that I have learned to run with both verbal and non-verbal children ages 3-21 include: ABA Therapy and Academic Discreet Trial Programs. I am also equipped to teach functional life systems and augmentative communication systems.
In addition, I have worked in a K-8 mainstream setting and have reviewed and taught most subject matter.
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In 2009, I started working in Special Services and have since acquired a wide range of skills. Some of the programs that I have learned to run with both verbal and non-verbal children ages 3-21 include: ABA Therapy and Academic Discreet Trial Programs. I am also equipped to teach functional
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I deal with ADD/ADHD daily. To increase desired behavior, I introduce clear requests followed by frequent positive feedback: praise & token board for earning desired object or activity. I clearly outline consequence for undesired behavior & follow through. To avoid loss of interest in earning rewards I make changes to keep it feeling new.
I have worked with children with Aspergers Syndrome; many also having ADD/ADHD or OCD, some on medication while others were not. Using routines, rules, role-playing and others, helps students in their ability to better interact socially (including improved eye contact), function more effectively in society and to become more self-sufficient. I work in a Special Services school.
I work in a Special Services school with autistic children; ages 3 to 21. For the non-verbal children, I use pecs. We work on important life skills including, but not limited to: grooming, social skills in and out of the community and more effective ways of communicating using ABA Therapy and discrete trial instruction.
I have worked in K-6 mainstream settings as well as those in Special Education, and have reviewed and taught all of the required subjects.
I have a BA in Psychology and over the past several years, I have worked with children with many special needs. I have worked with: Learning Disabled, ADD/ADHD, Autistic & Asperger's. In addition to teaching the basic content areas,I also work on Life Skills with my more challenged/nonverbal students,
I also provide in-home therapy; using Applied Behavior Analysis and discrete trial instruction. Working closely with a BCBA, I follow the "IEP's" specifically designed for my students needs.
When I teach / tutor my students; which I have been doing for the last several years, I believe in implementing a strong set of study skills. While doing so, I try to make it a positive experience and to associate it with fun and self-control, whenever possible.
The preferred learning style varies from child to child and once we put together a structured plan that fits their learning style, they will hopefully realize that they can control how they will do both in school and in life.