To obtain a special education teaching position where I can use my teaching skills and education background to help students live up to their academic and social potential and to help them become independent and successful citizens.
Special education teacher experienced in working with students with challenging behaviors and involved disabilities. Promotes academic and social growth with a positive, and consistent approach to teaching.
Experienced working with students with diagnoses of autism, Down's syndrome, visual impairments, intellectual disabilities, and language impairments. Collaborated on and implemented a wide range of behavior plans. Delivered 1:1 and small group instruction.Provided support in general education and special education settings. Communicated student accomplishments and concerns to parents via a daily communication log. Collected and tracked academic and behavior data,including ABC data (antecedent, behavior, and consequence data). Trained in the delivery of Discrete Trial Training and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. Collaborated with an education team of teachers and paraprofessionals.
Temporarily assumed responsibilities of paraprofessionals and teachers, at all grade levels, in resource and self contained classrooms This included leading small group instruction and supporting students in general and special education settings. This position required quick thinks and flexibility.
Temporarily assumed the responsibilities of paraprofessionals and teachers in the general education and special education settings. Received training by the district to work as a substitute in Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention, speech, and recovery room settings. Taught a student in a homebound setting who could not attend school due to a chronic illness.
Supported people with physical and developmental disabilities within their individualized supported living homes(ISL). Assisted clients with daily life skills such as chores, shopping, and toileting. Helped consumers interact with their community by driving and supporting them at social events such as People's First meetings and Special Olympic events.
I am currently finishing my student teaching. I will be certified in special education in the August 2013.
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