University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Psychology)
Hi! My name is Jessica. Currently, I am a 1:1 behavioral aide for Richmond City Public Schools. I have worked 1:1 with children and adolescents across multiple environments, including in schools and in the home for 6 years. I specialize in tutoring children with special needs and learning deficits, such as ADD/ADHD, hearing impairments, and ASD. I enjoy modifying learning styles and application toward the child's strengths with a focus on natural reinforcement. I am certified in implementing Applied Behavioral Analysis techniques to help increase focus, eye contact, mastery of skills and communication during learning. I am also trained in data collection per session in order to assess progression toward goals. These are optional tools in which I may or may not apply according to the child's needs and the expectations of the parent/care giver.
I believe that every mind is unique and capable of learning with the right tools. I love teaching and I have a keen eye for detail and organization. I enjoy cooking, travel and nature in my free time. Thank you for your interest in my services!
Behavioral Paraprofessional for Richmond City Public Schools
VCU Center for Excellence Autism Training, 2016
Qualified Mental Health Professional. 2016
I am available to tutor Monday-Friday after 4:00 pm and on the weekends. Happy learning! :) Hi! My name is Jessica. Currently, I am a 1:1 behavioral aide for Richmond City Public Schools. I have worked 1:1 with children and adolescents across multiple environments, including in schools and in the home for 6 years. I specialize in tutoring children with special needs and learning deficits, such as ADD/ADHD, hearing impairments, and ASD. I
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After earning my undergraduate in psychology, I began working with children and adults with different intellectual and developmental disabilities, offering in home, community and in school behavior support. A piece of this work included implementing evidence based teaching strategies to help the child master skills in a broad variety of areas, including social skills, academics, and communication. I am also familiar with the "TEACH model", which may be applicable in tutoring for some students. I am skilled in data collection and analyzing progress to gage what strategies are most effective for their learning. I have completed over 2,000 hours of clinical 1:1 Applied Behavioral Analysis, as well as 40 hours of ABA coursework, which has prepared me to support students with challenges in learning, motivation and focus/attention. Whilst working with students in the home and in schools, I collaborated with teachers and staff to help review and modify IEP's to ensure the child is receiving optimal support. I currently work in a special needs classroom in the Richmond Public School system. I am currently learning sign language and would love to bring this tool into tutor sessions when appropriate/beneficial.