I am a certified special education teacher with a specialty in Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities and over a decade of experience.
The Behavior Specialist provides support and strategies to both students and staff that allow for optimal development of both the whole child and school community. I meet regularly with students to work on their academics, to strengthen their executive functioning skills, such as organization and time-management, and to increase their self-awareness of their actions and the resulting consequences. I attend weekly team meetings to brainstorm and develop strategies for classroom and student management and to develop and review individual positive behavior intervention plans.
The Role of the 504 Coordinator
The 504 Coordinator monitors the eligibility determination, development, review, and records of the Section 504 Plans. Section 504 is an anti-discrimination, civil rights statute that requires the needs of students with disabilities to be met as adequately as the needs of the non-disabled are met.
What are Executive Functioning Skills?
These skills guide and direct all of our actions and words. They are the “Air Traffic Control” of our lives. The brain uses one or more of the many skills to decide on how to
To learn more about these skills and the new EFS Curriculum being piloted this year at RAL, click here.
Practical Help for Parents
Barriers to Good Decision Making in Teens
Are you often confused, surprised, bewildered, and upset with your pre-teen and teenagers' behaviors? Do you ask yourself, "now why did he did that?" or "how could she have done that?" ? You are not alone! And there are biological reasons for why adolescents often act in ways that do not make sense to adults. I have attached a link to an hour-long webinar, on-line seminar, that provides researched evidence to explain adolescence behavior, offers some practical parenting strategies to help, and gives hope to parents of teens!
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