Madonna University, Livonia MI (Sign Language Studie)
Hello, my name is Abbey! I currently hold a Bachelor's degree in Sign Language Studies from Madonna University. I also hold an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Development. I have over thirteen years of experience working mostly as an Instructional Assistant in a variety of educational settings. This includes special education programs, residential school, international school, and mentoring. I have experience working with deaf, blind, and deafblind children. As a Instructional Assistant, I have assisted in teaching and reinforcing academics, daily living, and social skills. I also have experience in planning, implementing, and developing developmentally appropriate curriculum for the children I have worked with.
I have worked with preschool age through high school age children throughout my work career. Motivation and encouraging the children I work with is very important but also some fun in between is also needed! As your child's tutor, it helps me get to know your child more in depth and at a personal level. I love to tutor many subjects. Though I find study skills, elementary academics, and American Sign Language areas I enjoy working and tutoring in.
I look forward to hearing from you and working with you and your child. Please contact me if you have questions! Hello, my name is Abbey! I currently hold a Bachelor's degree in Sign Language Studies from Madonna University. I also hold an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Development. I have over thirteen years of experience working mostly as an Instructional Assistant in a variety of educational settings. This includes special education programs,
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I completed on October 2, 2014 Introduction to Braille from the Hadley School for Professional Studies.
By the end of this month (March) I will have completed Contracted Braille from the Hadley School for Professional Studies.
I know how to use a Braille writer and Mountbatten.
I know how to use a Braille slate.
I worked for three years at a residential school for the Deaf and Blind and worked with hard of hearing students and faculty.
I also worked for two years at a public school district specifically with hard of hearing students and faculty.
I have experience working with students with cochlear implants and hearing aids.
In a school setting, I have had experience working with an audiologist.
I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Sign Language Studies with a minor in Deaf studies from Madonna University.
I worked for three years at a residential school for the Deaf and Blind and worked with Deaf and hard of hearing students and faculty.
I also worked two years at a public school district specifically with Deaf and Hard of hearing students and faculty.
I attend Deaf events to keep my signing skills current.
I have taught basic signing to preschool and school age children in a school setting.
I am a certified national intervener in Deafblindness. An intervener works consistently one-to-one with an individual who is deafblind, has training and specialized skills in deafblindness, and provides a bridge to the world for the student who is deafblind. My role as a intervener is to facilitate access to the environmental information that is usually gained through vision and hearing, but which is unavailable or incomplete to the child who is deafblind, facilitates the development and/or use of receptive and expressive communication skills and develops and maintains a trusting, interactive relationship that can promote social and emotional well-being for the child who is deafblind.
In my coursework for both my Associate's and Bachelor's degree, I have taken four classes pertaining to Special Education.
I have five years of experience working with Deaf and Hard of hearing children aging from preschool thru high school.
I have three and a half years of experience working with Blind children preschool and elementary age.
I have had interaction with Blind middle and high school age children in a previous job.
I participated in a work study program my last two years of high school in a special education preschool program. I worked with a variety of special needs children.
I know how to use time efficiently.
I am a very organized person.
I am a good note taker either by lecture or reading materials in a book.
I was on the Dean's list every semester in my undergraduate schooling.
I know how to take an assignment and break it down so it does not seem overwhelming.
I know techniques to help prepare for quizzes/tests.