University of Memphis (Special Education)
University of Memphis (Master's)
I am Alicia Forrest. I have been a special educator for over 12 years in grades K-6. My students have ranged from needing simple modification to having moderate autism. I am accustomed to fitting my instruction methods to each individual student. I have successfully used picture communication, sign language, and token exchange systems, among other techniques to encourage learning. I enjoy teaching through hands on activities and experiments that help students create their own understanding of each subject.
My favorite subjects are math, science, spelling, and reading. However, I enjoy all subjects. I love art and feel that creativity aids a student's understanding of presented materials. My number one focus is my student's success. I will not give up on any student. I am willing to research other methods, if the need arises. I do not reveal personal information to anyone. I am Alicia Forrest. I have been a special educator for over 12 years in grades K-6. My students have ranged from needing simple modification to having moderate autism. I am accustomed to fitting my instruction methods to each individual student. I have successfully used picture communication, sign language, and token exchange systems, among other
She is helping my 4th grade son with Math. He is learning and having fun with her. She has a great understanding of children.
My child struggles with ADHD and school, especially math is tough. Along with cognitive behavioral therapy and her tutor, she is less stressed, more calm, and still enjoys school. Alicia has experience with ADHD and other special skills that enables her to understand and communicate effectively. Plus, she's very flexible. Thank you.
Alicia is so so so wonderful! I just love how she works with my son who is on the spectrum. She is so creative and full of new ideas that will appeal to him. Her knowledge about how to educate kids with special needs is beyond what I could ask for. I can tell that she thinks of his needs before we meet each week. She brings the exact kind of things to read that he loves without me saying a word. She's kind and genuinely wants to help my son to learn. I watch them smile a lot together when they're working on the lesson. She relates to his way of thinking and sharing. My son is always always anxious and eager to go to his sessions to meet her. I couldn't have asked for a better tutor!
Ms. Alicia has been visiting twice a week for several weeks now. Our ADHD child was transitioning to a new school and new teacher and Ms. Alicia has been successfully helping us navigate that change. She is well prepared, competent and patient. In the time Ms. Alicia has been tutoring, grades have gone up as has confidence and enjoyment.
My son has multiple learning issues and she Is taking the time to figure out how to help him learn.
This was our first session with Alicia and we really enjoyed it. Our son really enjoyed it and I think he is on his way of reading the way a 4th grader should be reading.
We have only met with her twice so far and she is wonderful to work with. My son is autistic and really likes her. I think this is going to be a VERY rewarding experience. I have to say we have worked with tons of people in the past and she is clearly going to be helpful in our journey!
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I taught various students with autism over my career. I have several techniques and methods for focus and proper behavior. I have taught nonverbal students to use picture schedules and communication, sign language, and approximated language to communicate. I was considered an autism specialist.
I have over 12 years of experience in teaching students in grades K-6. I have materials and knowledge relating to these areas. I have had students to test as proficient and advanced on their yearly achievement tests.
I was a special education teacher (K-6th) for over ten years. I have many techniques and materials to aid in understanding, and I always try to use my student's interests to support comprehension.
I have taught handwriting for over 12 years. I employ several techniques for spacing, formation, and sizing. By working closely with occupational therapists, I have an appreciation of hand strength and positions for proper handwriting.
I have been teaching phonics for over 12 years. I have used music, rhyme, and nonsense words to demonstrate phonetics. I have learned many other methods from speech therapists over the years as well. I can create games and puzzles to aid in learning.
I was a special education teacher for over 12 years. I have worked with students whose abilities ranged from nonreaders to simply needing extra practice. I use several methods and materials to help my students progress in their reading skills. I believe a student learns faster if the materials machine their interests and attempt to bring in such materials as often as I can.
I hold a bachelor's degree in special education and have taught student with special needs for over 12 years. I have taught students with mild to moderate mental challenges, visual difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder, physical challenges, learning disabilities, and behavioral concerns. I believe every child can succeed at his/her own pace. The trick is to find the correct method to use a child's strengths to improve his/her areas of need.