Hi, I'm Ms Erin!
Tell us a little bit about yourself I have been working with students with a variety of learning and behavioral challenges (Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, ODD, Seizure Disorders, Visual Impairment) for almost a decade. I have been extensively trained in ABA and have worked in schools for children across the autism spectrum, as well as those identified as "twice exceptional." In my own work I value challenging children academically while supporting their sensory needs. I also know first hand that some children need highly structured opportunities to play with peers, but that the opportunity is crucial to their development. This has not just been my career: I am also the mother of twin boys with autism.
What is your philosophy on and approach to behavioral management? It depends on the behavior. Usually I give positive support paired with clear verbal reminders of expectations. I also use visual cues such as picture schedules, especially with younger children. If that will not work, I try to give a child space to calm down and then discuss it. I can also carry over any outside behavior plan a child has.
Who was your favorite teacher and why? My favorite teacher was Mrs. Bauer in sixth grade. I loved her not just as a teacher, but as a person. I felt that Mrs. Bauer understood me as a person when no one else seemed to. She allowed me to read at recess if I needed to. She talked to me about topics like politics and history. I couldn't wait to see her everyday.
Credentials BA in Interarts and a MA in Counseling Psychology.