Hi There! My name is Stephanie and I have been a special education teacher for 6 years. I have experience with severe and moderate learning disabilities, and I specialize in making learning fun and accessible for all levels and abilities. I am creative, and I do my best to get to know my students and what their interests are, in order to create lesson plans designed with them in mind, facilitating a love of learning. My goal is to ensure that all my students have fun and feel that they are c... [more]
Passing Scores in the Reading Comprehension and Writing MTEL (Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure).
I have worked in a school setting for 6 years, serving children ages 6-22. I have extensive experience with elementary age children, teaching, tutoring, babysitting. Most recently, I have consulted with various families with children grades K-6 for special education services, strategies, and grade level academic support. I have taken and passed the MTEL state teaching tests in Reading, Writing, and General Elementary Education subjects (science, history, geology)
I currently teach at an elementary school, as a TA for a 5th grade class. I work 1:1 with a child with severe ADD/ADHD and help modify his lessons and maintain his attention to the work presented. I develop strategies to assist in learning throughout his day, with a focus on writing and math.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Through 6 years of teaching experience in a school specializing in Severe Autism, I have working knowledge and techniques for Behavior Management, Daily Living Skills, Vocational Skills, and Academic skills. I also specialize in communication, using a variety of strategies and technology to enhance receptive and expressive communication.
I have a masters In Severe Special Ed. (M.ED) - Levels PreK-12. My Student Teaching Practicum was in a 2-3 grade classroom with children with various disabilities including: ADD, ADHD, Executive Functioning disorders, CP, Downs, and Autism. I have experience teaching kids with autism the fundamentals of writing, including handwriting, tracing and drawing.