(1) University of Southern California (Psychology)
University of Wisconsin Whitewater (MEd)
I am currently a special education teacher in the Janesville School District. I am certified Cross Categorical and serve as a case manager to all types of students. I have experience with Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities and Emotional/Behavior Disorders.
I enjoy working with kids who need to find different strategies to overcome their barriers. All children have the capability to learn new skills. It always involves looking at their strengths and finding ways around the barriers they are experiencing.
I have experience with different math curriculums including Everyday Math and My Math. I provide accommodations and strategies on a daily basis to help kids master basic math skills.
One of the focuses in my department is using technology to enhance students with disabilities writing. I use chrome extensions on a daily basis to encourage children to increase their written output and move through the writing and editing process more effectively.
I also worked with the Wisconsin Early Autism Project with children that were 3 years old to school age. I am able to modify curriculum to meet the needs of students with Autism, and Aspergers. I am able to find a way to teach these students subjects that reinforce their interests and are engaging.
I am willing to work with all types of students and am able to travel to meet students if needed. I am currently a special education teacher in the Janesville School District. I am certified Cross Categorical and serve as a case manager to all types of students. I have experience with Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities and Emotional/Behavior Disorders.
I enjoy working with kids who need to find different strategies to
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ADD/ADHD is again a global term for students that may not have developed executive functioning skills and are not succeeding in school. They may need direct instruction on how to develop skills in these areas to be successful. Finding strategies that work with these students strengths is the main priority.
I worked with the Wisconsin Early Autism Project for several years and learned Applied behavioral Analysis techniques to use with students on the spectrum. I am trained to set up and implement a full discrete trial educational program. I am also familiar with the concepts of teaching through task boxes and teaching functional life skills.
Wisconsin approved the use of Common Core standards and as a teacher I am very familiar with these standards. They drive all instruction and assessment in our district. I have experience at the levels of Kindergarten through fifth grade with all common core standards. This includes the areas of literature, math, science and the speaking and listening standards.
In my master's program I was taught strategies that address dysgraphia and dyscalculia. I understand that dyslexia is a term that can encompass many types of learning barriers. It is important to teach strategies that help these students overcome the barriers and work with their strengths and that may involve the use of technology.
I currently work with students in K-5 and I am licensed to work with students into High School with special needs. I am most comfortable with Elementary curriculum but am able to accommodate and modify for older students also.
I have experience teaching the handwriting without tears program. The basics of writing are what I teach to Kindergarten and first grade students.
I teach phonics on a daily basis to kindergarten- 3rd grade students. I have experience teaching Jolly Phonics, the Orton-Gillingham method, Project read, Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing LIPS program and using the Visual Phonics Hand Signals.
I am currently a special education teacher. I have 7 years experience. I am certified cross categorical and can work with all types of disabilities.
In my master's degree program I was taught several study skills for special needs students from the University of Kansas. I am trained and have the materials to teach the First Letter Mnemonic Strategy, LINCS Vocabulary Strategy, Linking and Note taking Strategy, Paired Associates Strategy, Paired Associates Strategy and Test Taking Strategy. These strategies have been recommended on the what works site for research based strategies that can be used in RTI documentation.