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Heather E.

Lake Jackson, TX

$45/hour

Behavior Consultant/Teacher/Tutor

In-person lessons

$45/Hour


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California State University, Monterey Bay
Behavioral Sciences
Kaplan University
Master's

Education

California State University, Monterey Bay (Behavioral Sciences)

Kaplan University (Master's)

About Heather

I have worked with children on the autism spectrum, as well as other special needs, for over 8 years. I specialize in basic academics and behavior therapy for maladaptive behaviors. I have experience running an ABA classroom as well as using assessment tools such as the ABLLS, Brigance, Creative Curriculum, The Carolina, The AFLS, and VB-MAPP to create goals targeting basic skills. My experience spans the home, community, and school environments with parents, students, extended family, and educators.

I am a strong person with strong organizational and creative skills. With experience working with over 60 different families and children I feel that I have gained enough knowledge to be helpful in almost any situation. It is my passion to help others and I am even more passionate about helping children. In doing so, I am flexible with my teaching methods as I am aware that not all children learn and succeed in the same manner.
I have worked with children on the autism spectrum, as well as other special needs, for over 8 years. I specialize in basic academics and behavior therapy for maladaptive behaviors. I have experience running an ABA classroom as well as using assessment tools such as the ABLLS, Brigance, Creative Curriculum, The Carolina, The AFLS, and VB-MAPP to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Lake Jackson, TX 77566
In-person lessons
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th)

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Aspergers

My experience is from working with and teaching children on the autism spectrum for over eight years. This includes Asperger's, autism, PDD and PPD-NOS. I am aware that each disorder shows itself in a different manner and am flexible in learning each individual child. I have completed a great deal of trainings that cover over 100 hours such as the creation and use of social stories, and training in the areas of social skills, PECS, confidentiality and professionalism to name a few. I also have experience hiring and training staff as well as training parents/caregivers and teachers in both the home and school environments. I am familiar with creating behavior plans to target maladaptive behaviors as well as working under the direct supervision of Board Certified Behavior Analysts.

Autism

My specialty is working with children who are on the autism spectrum. Although this covers many disorders as autism is a spectrum disorder, I am extremely qualified in dealing with behaviors such as aggression and self-stimulatory behaviors, as well as accommodating a number of teaching methods. I am experienced in using curriculums and assessment tools such as the ABLLS, to target a child's needs.

Elementary (K-6th)

For over eight years, I have worked with children of elementary school ages. These ages range from 3-16 but focus on ages 5-10. I have been a one-on-one tutor/therapist as well as a consultant who trained tutors in the home and school environments. I also have lead a ABA classroom with up to 10 students. Although I have taught a number of different skills, my focus is on basic learning skills in all areas such as math, speech, spelling, and reading.

Hard Of Hearing

It is typical to experience a child with more than one disorder. In doing so I have experienced a number of impairments, which include children who are hard of hearing or deaf. I am knowledgeable in sign language and PECS as well as using devices such as the Ipad for communicative purposes. It is of the utmost importance to establish a functional mode of communication for each individual as this will help decrease maladaptive behaviors. In doing so, I practice sign language, PECS, and the use of programs such as Proloquo on a daily basis.

Special Needs

Althougth my schooling and education have helped me to understand a number of disabilities, I feel that my work and personal background have given me knowledge that cannot be found in a classroom. I have over eight years experience working with children who have special needs. These include but are not limited to ADD/ADHD, Rett, emotionally disturbed, down syndrome, autism, and Asperger's. I have learned to adapt my teaching technique based on each child's disability or learning method.

California State University, Monterey Bay
Behavioral Sciences
Kaplan University
Master's

Education

California State University, Monterey Bay (Behavioral Sciences)

Kaplan University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Heather will travel within 30 miles of Lake Jackson, TX 77566.