University of Maryland (special ed)
Beaver College (Master's)
I taught special needs students for 15 years. My experience expands from elementary through high school levels. I have experience with behaviorally challenged, as well as learning disabled children and adults. I also have taught students with Attention Deficit Disorder, as well as having my own teenager who has ADHD. Therefore, I am very experienced at the challenges these students face and the techniques needed for them to succeed. My son is a senior in high school, having all Honors and AP classes and is very successful.
I put a lot of emphasis on organizational skills and time management. This is crucial for success. Study skills are also a major part of what I teach. Many students have the intelligence but do not have the study skills needed to succeed. Depending on your age, I have many ways to encourage and facilitate studying and retention skills. I will use methods that you can use throughout all subjects and areas of study.
School success is a joint effort between the student, the teachers, the administrators and your surroundings. Everything plays a part in your success. I would like to be a part, as well. I taught special needs students for 15 years. My experience expands from elementary through high school levels. I have experience with behaviorally challenged, as well as learning disabled children and adults. I also have taught students with Attention Deficit Disorder, as well
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I have my Master's Degree in Special Education. I taught for 15 years, both in the elementary level and high school level. My students' disabilities included, sensory difficulties- visual, auditory, and tactual, attention deficit disorders- with and without hyperactivity, behavior disorders ranging from autism to mild emotional impairment, as well as mental retardation.
I also have raised a son, who is 16 now, who is diagnosed with ADHD. My experience in the classroom, as well as personally, is broad and comes with many materials and methods to help these students.
My degree is in Special Education and Elementary Education K-12. I taught Elementary school for 10 years with an emphasis in Special Ed. The focus was a resource setting which enabled students to get special services but also be integrated into the regular classroom as much as possible. I worked closely with the regular classroom teachers and the academic curriculum.
I taught and tutored students in K-12 for remedial and introductory reading. The emphasis was on whole word and phonics as well as using all senses to master reading skills. Phonics was always the foundation I used to build my program.
I have written reading assessments for an accelerated literacy program used throughout many schools. I am proficient and knowledgeable on The Common Core Standards that have been set in all Virginia schools for current and future curriculums.
I have a Master's degree in Special Ed grades K-12. I am certified in LD, EMR, and Behaviorially Disordered disabilities. I have taught students with all special needs. I am proficient with writing IEP's and administering educational testing.
When I taught Special Education at the High School level for students who needed remediation due to learning disabilities and/or below grade level performance, study skills are what we mainly focused on.
Organizational skills were an integral part of the curriculum. We used the AVID program which concentrates on all of these study skills. Binders were used to keep all materials needed. Daily checks were done to make sure everything was kept neat and organized.
Many of the students diagnosed with ADHD had Study Skills on their IEPs as main objectives to be worked on all year long.