Dedicated industry professional; adaptable to the changing needs of students and families serviced; approaching each individual thoughtfully, evaluating and breaking down social, behavioral and academic issues and devising supportive plans that foster skill building, growth and success. Excellent verbal and written communicator, with a strong background in cultivating positive relationships and exceeding goals. Reliable, punctual, forward-thinking with a proven willingness to take on any task to support team collaboration and help build successful learners.
I work with students in public school systems, as well as private home settings; creating & implementing behavioral, social and academic plans based on individual needs to support & foster growth, development and successful learning in all aspects, academically and socially.
These children have a wide variety of disabilities, including ASD and ADHD. In addition to implementing existing behavior plans, it is also my responsibility to provide data tracking, conduct frequent assessments and re-evaluate previously identified goals and objectives, in order to better individualize care and ensure greater success. I work effectively with a diverse team to accomplish daily objectives and meet long-term goals; embracing challenges and developing successful solutions.
*As a TA (Teaching Assistant), is was my responsibility to Implement daily lesson plans for students with goal-specific IEP's, requiring individualized academic support in an alternative setting. Additionally, I provided instructional support and modifications to student learning programs, improving and building skills. By offering Direct Reading Support, via pull-out program (IRSPIndividualized Reading Support Program), I was able to develop curriculum to support / build reading deficits at the phonemic level, targeting working memory, dyslexia and functioning word/letter awareness. Lastly, I implemented Behavior Management/Crisis Intervention when necessary to ensure the safety of students and staff.
As a Teaching Assistant / Substitute, it was my responsibility to assist the classroom teacher with the instruction / needs of specific students, and those students requiring additional academic help in an alternative setting. I also supervised / assisted students during free play and structured indoor activities.
As a Teaching Assistant, it was my responsibility to support the classroom teacher with the daily planning and instruction of students, as well as the implement behavior management/modification when necessary. It was also necessary to attend all required training programs offered to improve skills/knowledge in the classroom.
Board Certified and Registered Behavioral Therapist, Wallingford CT August 2018 - present
Completed 32 hour training course at the Reading Institute, Laurel MD, July 2016: Phonetic Deficits in Multi-level Learners
Level 3 Behavior Management Trained/Certified, 2009 – present:
Life Crisis Intervention
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