Intervention specialist, specializing with Autistic children Worked with multiple age groups Worked with multiple disabilities Writes IEP's Implements IEP's Writes ISP's Implements ISP's Implements behavior plans CPI and behavior support trained CPR, and first aid certified Able to work with small groups
Proficient in disability assessment testing
Trained in CPI
Conflict resolution techniques
First Aid and CPR Certified
Intervention Specialist , 09/2013 to Current Oakstone Academy – Columbus, OH
Work with strictly Autistic children with the age group of 3rd and 4th graders.
Write IEP's for the children that are in my class.
I have 5 children currently in my class with 2 classroom aides.
3 of the 5 children have major behavior issues.
All 3 of them are physical aggressive, and one has self-injurious behaviors.
2 of them are non-verbal, and we have communication devices but they refuse to use them.
One in not toilet trained, and he needs an aide with him, because he needs to be arm distance away at all times.
This is a very staff intensive room, and requires a lot of physical intervention, along with verbal and physical cues with all assignments.
Communicated nonverbally with children to provide them with comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
Created strategies to meet the needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
Intervention Specialist , 08/1998 to 08/2013 Columbus City Schools – Columbus, OH
Work in the public schools with multiple disabilities in a MH classroom.
Over the years I have taught children with down syndrome, Autism spectrum disorder, fragile X, pica, Prader Willi, CP, TBI, and many more.
I completed a curriculum for children differently on their functioning level, and how they learned.
I wrote IEP for all of these children, and implemented them, along with behavior support.
Taught reading, language arts and social sciences in a self-contained ED and LD classroom.
Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
Established a safe play environment for the students.
Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
Organized instruction material, including constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
Training Specialist , 06/1994 Franklin County Board of developmental disabilities – Columbus, OH
Wrote ISP's, and implement them, trained individuals to work in the sheltered workshop at jobs in the shop along with outside of the shop.
Behavior management, and behavior support.
Toileting, personal hygiene, functional living skills.
Work with ages 18 until 75, and with multiple disabilities.
Attended monthly staff training sessions.
Redirected poor behavior using the positive reinforcement method.
Designed and implemented a point system to encourage positive behavior.
BA : Psychology , June 1994 Ashford University - San Diego, CA
Master of Science: Intervention specialist, January The Ohio State University - Columbus, OH
HS Diploma : August 2000 Westland High School - Columbus , OH