Versatile and dedicated school psychology practicum student with a focus on the individual needs of special education students. Empathetic and accommodating in the implementation of interventions to help students with disabilities reach highest level of success academically and socially using a positive attitude and the utmost patience necessary.
Judgment and Decision Making
Concern for Others
Proficient in Transition Planning
Vocational Rehabilitation aptness
Speech impairments proficiency
Specialization in Traumatic Brain Injuries
First Aid and CPR Certified
Article 9 Trained
Raymond S. Kellis High SchoolSchool Psychology Practicum Student | 8990 W Orangewood Ave, Glendale, AZ 85305 | January 2017 - Current
Conducted comprehensive psycho-educational evaluations in an effort to assess/analyze individual students\' strengths/weaknesses, based on their academic, social, and emotional needs.
Actively participated in eligibility meetings for special education services within a multidisciplinary team.
Participated on IEP teams to develop specific academic and behavioral goals for individual students and determine appropriateness.
Performed computer-based and hand scoring for assessments administered or rating scales received.
Assisted in review/analysis of existing data, reevaluation determinations, and interpretation of assessments.
Conducted classroom observations and student interviews.
Consulted and collaborated with administration, related services, special education/general education teachers, counselors, and other outside professionals.
Observed and participated in Review of Existing Data (RED) Meetings, new student intake meetings, pre-referral meetings, and special education team meetings.
Knowledge and practice of cognitive assessments: WISC-V, WAIS-IV, RIAS-2, WJ-IV Cog
Knowledge and practice of academic assessments: WJ-IV, WIAT-III, KTEA-3
Experiences with adaptive rating scales: ABAS-3, Vineland-II
Experiences with behavior rating scales: Conners, BASC-3, BRIEF
Experiences with autism rating scales: GARS-3, ASRS
Eleutheria Wellness CenterSpeech Language Pathology Assistant | 2122 S 114th Ln, Avondale, AZ 85323 | December 2016 - Current
Create lessons that meet communication goals in areas of articulation, augmentative communication, receptive/expressive communication, social skills, and social-emotional development.
Implements and follows documented Individual Service Plans (ISPs).
Established a safe play environment for the students.
Led activities that developed students\' verbal, emotional and social growth.
Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
Documents student progress through daily logs and quarterly progress reports.
Attends and participates in training workshops.
Maintains accurate student records, and keeps information secure and confidential.
Agua Fria High SchoolTransition Specialist | 530 E Riley Dr, Avondale, AZ 85323 | February 2014 - Current
Develop and participate in activities related to the outreach and recruitment of potential VR clients.
Facilitate VR referrals by gathering and submitting necessary documentation according to AFUHSD/RSA guidelines and coordinating intake meetings with families/students and VR counselors.
Assist in the delivery of instruction of the TSW curriculum as directed by the TSW Teacher.
Coordinate and execute a variety of classroom and community-based activities to support classroom instruction.
Used role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos and lectures to instruct students in a variety of ways.
Establish and maintain a variety of business and community partnerships to provide experiences and opportunities for career exploration and development of job readiness skills.
Fostered meaningful relationships among students and community partners through student field-trips, business tours, and team-work community service projects.
Analyze work/volunteer sites and match TSW students with those that are deemed appropriate by the TSW Teacher and/or VR Counselor.
Provided 1:1 assistance/training at a job/volunteer site consistent with the student\'s targeted goals.
Collect data and other information to document student\'s progress towards targeted service plan objectives.
Assist students with identifying and applying for jobs, community resources, services, CTE programs, postsecondary education or training programs, and/or financial aid/support.
Transport students to/from campus and community-based instruction arranged by the school.
Attend and participate in all meetings (IEP/MET) to discuss students postsecondary goals and transition plans.
Littleton Elementary SchoolSpecial Education Paraprofessional - Resource | 1252 S Avondale Blvd, Avondale, AZ 85323 | January 2014 - June 2014
Assisted students with reading, language arts and mathematics in a self-contained resource classroom.
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 as directed by resource teacher.
Instructed more than 10 middle school students through lectures, discussions, group activities and demonstrations both in and out of the general education setting.
Agua Fria Union High School DistrictSpeech Language Pathology Assistant | 1481 N Eliseo Felix Jr Way, Avondale, AZ 85323 | July 2006 - March 2012
Implement treatment plans or protocols as directed by speech-language pathologists.
Document clients\' progress toward meeting established treatment objectives.
Perform support duties, such as preparing materials, keeping records, maintaining supplies, and scheduling activities.
Select or prepare speech-language instructional materials.
Provide information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Master of ArtsEducation - School PsychologyOttawa University9414 N 25th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021 | Current
Bachelor of ArtsInterdisciplinary Studies, Speech Language Sciences and TechnologyNorthern Arizona UniversityS San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86011 | 2012
Bachelor of ScienceCriminal JusticeNorthern Arizona UniversityS San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86011 | 2005
Minor in Psychology
Continuing Education at Phoenix College in Forensic Science - certifications in Crime Scene Photography, Fingerprint Analysis, and Evidence Technology
Licensed Speech Language Pathology Assistant, State of Arizona - SLPA7418, 2016-2018
TBI 505 - Bump or a Bleed and Where it Can Lead: Co-Morbid Conditions after Brain Injury, Empowerment Research, March 2017
TBI 404 - Cognitive Interventions after Brain Injury or Neuro-Impairment, Empowerment Research, February 2017
TBI 303 - Contemporary Issues in Traumatic Brain Injury: Executive Functioning and Transition for Success into Adulthood, Empowerment Research, January 2017
TBI 202 - All About the A\'s: Assets, Assessment and Analysis, Behaviors and Management after BI and Neuro-Insult, Empowerment Research, November 2016
TBI 101 - School of Hard Knocks: Introduction to Concussion and Returning to Learning after Mild TBI, Empowerment Research, January 2106
17th Annual Autism Society of Greater Phoenix Conference -Empowering Parents ad Professionals, Autism Society, October 2016
Infant Toddler Approaches to Learning, Arizona Department of Education, October 2016
Infant Toddler Cognitive Development, Arizona Department of Education, September 2016
Arizona\'s Sixteenth Annual Transition Conference -Trending in Transition: Education, Engagement, Employment, Arizona Department of Educations, Exceptional Student Services, August 2016
Secondary Transition Regional Training, Part I, Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services, October 2015