My goal is to empower families to become the strongest advocates possible for their children, by helping them gain an understanding of the laws that support your child in receiving what they need to be successful in their education. I will work alongside the parents to help them advocate for what they may need to support their child.
With 11 years of hands on experience as an ABA therapist, I am uniquely qualified to assist families in recognizing the needs of their child in a classroom setting. My experience in writing behavior plans, writing school based ABA programs and training school staff in these programs is vital in developing a solid IEP for each child. This provides me the insight needed to merge the needs of the child, within the education setting. By working with the school and uniting we can establish a team outlook to gain a meaningful and appropriate education.
Substitute Aide for the San Diego City School.
ABA therapist for 11 years, both as an independent contractor as well as with Regional Center Funded providers.
Trained in ABA methodologies: Including Discrete Trial, Brain Gym, Sensory Integration, Pivotal Response Training (PRT), Floortime, Behavior Modification, TEACCH, Social Stories, Shadow Aid, and life skills.
Experience with children with Autism, Aspergers, Rhett's Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Seizure Disorder, Developmental Disabilities, Speech Impairment, Executive Functioning Delays, Psychological Disorders.
Trained in Hand Writing Without Tears, Touch Math, feeding groups, OT brushing
Familiarity with Speech and Occupational therapy.
Autism Education Associate at Rady Children's Hospital Autism Intervention Center.
Lead Teacher at Toddler School Rady Children's Hospital. Responsible for writing goals, implementing goals and communicating with other service providers and family. Implemented PRT, ABA, PECS, Floortime into classroom routine. Responsible for assisting families in transitioning to a public school preschool.
Conducted Vineland for new families entering Autism Intervention Center/Toddler School at Rady Children's Hospital.
Supervision of Regional Center early intervention cases and writing home program for those.
Setting up school based ABA programs.
Conducted observations of students in the classroom setting and assisted school districts in writing behavior support plans and programs based on those children's needs.
Assisted in writing IEP goals and attended IEP meetings
Trained teachers and school staff: worked alongside school staff to build school based programs.
Responsible for school observations.
B.A. in Psychology, National University
University of San Diego, Certificate of completion Special Education Advocacy