Masters Degree as an Education Specialist in Extensive Support Needs (Mod/Severe Disabilities), SFSU
BA in psychology with a minor in education, UC Santa Cruz
California Deaf-Blind Services Endorsement
Adjunct Faculty Member SFSU: Instructor & Fieldwork Supervisor for Extensive Support Needs (Mod/Severe SPED) Credential/MA candidates.
Training and experience in Neurodiversity affirming practices, Universal Design for Learning, Response to Intervention, Positive Behavior Supports, Floortime, ABA, Pivotal Response Training, Natural Language Paradigm, Integrated Play Groups, Social Thinking Curriculum, Sensory Integration Therapy, AAC devices/Apps, Rapid Prompting Method, American Sign Language, Common Core Curriculum and Standards, Various Published Literacy Curricula, Shared Reading and Shared Writing, and Person Centered Planning.
Extensive experience with facilitating IEP meetings, Person Centered Planning Meetings, team meetings, Professional Development Sessions, and Ability Awareness lessons across all ages.
Board Certified associate Behavior Analyst in 2008 (expired)
Work experience includes: Consulting with schools and families since 2014, teacher-specialized academic instruction for 11 years, teacher-inclusion and general education classes, aide in both home and inclusive preschool settings for children 0-10, non-public school senior instructor with people ages 0-22, and private in home parent training and direct support for people of all ages, including play groups and community instruction.
Presenter at CalTash Conference 2014: "Social Supports for Children on the Autism Spectrum"
Regular Guest Lecturer: San Francisco State University: Introduction to Autism, Literacy for Children with Extensive Support Needs, Positive Behavior Support Systems, and Managing Classroom Support Teams.