I tailor all my classes to the learners I work with. I have experience using behavior modification to get the most from all my students. I use a lot of hand on material in all of my sessions. Contact me to see how I can help you!
I am currently a teaching assistant working with the Halton District School Board. I have been working in the field of education for over five years in a variety of different settings. I have worked in the private education sector and the public.
Institute for Behavioral Training October 2015- January 2016
Registered Behavioral Technician Training
Algonquin College- September 2013- August 2014
Graduate Degree in Autism and Behavioral Science Graduated on Dean's List
York University- September 2007- June 2013
Bachelor of Arts in English, with additional credits in Psychology and Gender Studies
St. Edmund Campion Secondary School- September 2003-June 2007
Halton District School Board
-Aiding students in integrating into the classroom
-Adapting classroom materials to suit different learners.
-Developing and following behaviour protocols.
-Working with a multidisciplinary team of Principals, Vice Principals, Classroom teachers, Special Education Resource Teachers and others.
Wellington catholic School Board- Supply Educational Assistant February 2016
-Working with students with a variety of special needs in the classroom.
-Aiding students to be able to participate fully in the classroom.
-Adapting learning materials for all skills levels.
-Long term contract with Saint John Brebeuf Catholic School in Erin March 2016- June 2016.
-Long term contract with Bishop Macdonell Catholic High School.
Step By Step- Instructional Therapist September 2014 to February 2016
-Teaching children and youth with ASD using Direct instruction, adaptive technology, IBI and the principles of ABA.
-Assessing skills using assessments like ABLLS, VB-MAPP
-Taking and keeping detailed data on skills being taught, as well as behavioral data.
-Planning and writing programs, making changes based on data.
-Discussing students programming with senior therapist, collaborating on changes to be implemented.
Teach to Learn- Instructional Therapist January 2012 – August 2014
-Work in-home and in-center environment teaching skills that range from colors, letters and numbers, all the way to critical thinking skills, as well as social skills
-Track and graph data regarding the progress of the child, and keeping in communication with a team of individuals all working with the child’s family
-Teaching children helping them to fill the current gaps in their skill sets.
-Worked on material provided by the school, as well as material I had created for each child.
Oxford Learning Centre- Office Administration and Customer Service October 2010 - February 2012
-Performed administrative duties such as answering phones, booking appointments, confirming appointments, photocopying, faxing, and invoicing.
-Greeted customers upon their arrival and answered their questions about the company and services Offered-Filling in for teachers as needed and teaching the students.
City of Brampton – Integration Staff September 2009- June 2010
-Worked one-on-one with children who had a variety of special needs, ranging from ADHD to autism
-Accompanied children to different recreational programs around the city, helping them integrate with mainstream children, as well as making sure that the program could be adapted to their individual skill sets
City of Brampton- Camp Leader July 2010 - August 2010
-Worked with children with special needs in a day camp, supervising and helping the children while they did activities at the camp site and on field trips
-Worked alongside parents and staff to develop programs/activities for their children based on their needs
Fortinos Photo Studio -Photographer/Sales Associate October 2006 – July 2010
-Took photos of people of all ages (i.e. families, elderly, newborns, communions, etc.)
-Provided a pleasant environment and experience for the customer (i.e. taking the photos to their liking, viewing the photos with them, and cashing them out)
-Viewing images, and selecting packages with clients.
Working in fast-paced environment
Working with children
First Aid, CPR and AED training
Working with special needs
Assisting children with a variety of different skill sets
Front desk services (i.e. phones, inquiries, booking appointments, etc.)
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