Hi. My name is Diane B. I am a NYS licensed speech language pathologist, have my CCCs from the American Speech Language Hearing Association, and certified teacher of the speech and hearing handicapped. I worked at an integrate preschool for 5 years, a local school district for 5 years, the McEvoy Center (BOCES) for 10 years, and am currently working at another local school district. I have had experience working with students of various ages and disabilities. I have had extensive training ... [more]
I have an Undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology with minor in Psychology of Exceptional Children. I have a Graduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I have a NYS License in Speech Language Pathology and my Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. I have had 20 years of experience working with a diverse population of students with special needs. I have worked with students with Intellectual Impairment, Speech Language Impairments, Hearing Impairments, Autism, ADHD, Asperger's syndrome, Downs syndrome, Angelmann's s syndrome, etc. I have attended professional development and continuing education about specific disabilities, specific speech and language techniques, as well as related areas such as sensory integration.
During my 20 year career I have worked with a multitude of students with ADHD. My oldest child is diagnosed with ADHD. I have attended conferences and read books on the topic. I have an understanding of behavior and sensory techniques to utilize, along with visuals, when working with students with ADHD.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
During my 20 year career, I have had the privilege of working with many students with Autism. I also have a child of my own with Autism, which gives me insight into the home and family aspect of having a child with Autism. I own and have read a multitude of books on Autism written by various authors. I have had the opportunity to attend conferences with experts in the field such as Carol Gray and Temple Grandin. I am trained in the Picture Exchange communication system (PECS). I also have a great understanding of the importance of visuals and how to use them for various situations as well behavior management techniques such as a reinforcement system or contingency plan.