Evaluated and adminstered treatment to students in a self-contained classroom designed for students with severe speech and language disorders. Team taught with a classroom teacher.
Worked closely wth general education teachers, parents, occupational therapists, and other special educators.
Case included: language, fluency, alternative & augmentative communication, and phonology.
Students ranged in ages from 7 – 11 years with diagnoses of learning disability, emotionally/behaviorally disturbed, attention deficit with hyperactvity disorder, autism, cleft palate, and cerebal palsy.
Supervised a Northwestern University graduate student during her school-based practicum.
Team Leader of Special Education
Contributor with Least Restrictive Environment Grant
Participant with Arts Partnership
Participant in School Improvement Plan
Spalding Elementary and High School 1997-1998
Evaluated and administered treatment to students in a predominantly special education setting.
Worked closely with teachers, parents, doctors, and other staff including speech-language pathologists.
Cases included: language, fluency, alternative & augmentative communication, oral-motor/feeding, phonology, and motor speech.
Students ranged in ages from 8 – 21 years with diagnoses of traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, autism, cerebral palsy, and mild to profound cognitive and physical disabilities.
Cook County Hospital 1998
Evaluated and administered treatment to children affected by and infected with HIV. Families also were at risk for or had involvement with Department of Children and Family Services.
Worked as part of a team with peer counselors, nurses, developmental psychologists, occupational therapists, and case managers primarily in the homes as well as the hospital.
Cases included: language, oral/motor feeding, phnology, and fluency. Children ranged in ages from 0 – 7 years with diagnosis of developmental delay, prematurity, cognitive anomalies, in addition to HIV or AIDS.
Chicago Association for Retarded Citizens, La Paz School 1993-1995
Coordinating Teacher, taught 13 – 17 year-olds needing pervasive support
Developed academic skills, self-confidence and motivation in students