Renee B.|Chicago, IL
10 yrs exp
Nurturing, Conscientious, Experienced, & Educated Special Needs Care Giver
Hi! My name is Renee. I have 10+ years of experience caring for, tutoring, and providing therapies to special needs children aged toddler to 13 years. I have education and work experience in both the social service and early childhood education fields. I've served as preschool and school age director (children ages 3 - 12), and master teacher of a preschool (children ages 6 weeks - 6 years). Also, I've previously taught with the public schools as a special education team teacher. For 2.5 years, I was a nanny, tutor, and was proactive in using methods of therapy to improve child's behavior and mobility. My duties were, but not limited to, safety monitoring, nurturing, providing consistency, structure and organization, art therapy, assisted in enhancing child's social development growth, and meeting individualized plan goals, initiated positive self imaging activities, entertained, assisted with school assignments and projects, planned play dates and fun excursions, prepared meals and snacks, child's laundry, bathed, administered daily medications, and put down to bed.
I'm also familiar with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Sensory Integration Disorder (SID), Reactive Attachment
Disorder (RAD), School IEP's (Individualized Education
Program), etc. I have extensive experience working with children having developmental delays, ADD/ADHD, Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, speech impediments, psychological and anxiety disorders, as well as physical and behavior challenges.
I've attended seminars: The Most Current Research of What a Child's Mind is Like at Birth & How It Develops Through Adolescence, Compassionate Alternatives to Discipline, How to Be a Smart Love Parent, Smart Love Answers to Parenting Questions, 10 Ways to Improve Your Child's Behavior, When Ultimatums Don't Work, Strategies For Making Your Child More Manageable, Avoiding, Meltdowns So Your Child Can Too, Addressing the Challenging Behavior of Children with Autism/Asperger's Syndrome: Behavior Modification, Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach, Raising Your Spirited Child, Setting Attainable Goals, Behavior Problems: Discipline That Works, Effective Consequences for Children, Diffusing Tantrums and Whining, How To Nurture Self-Control and Responsibility-Without Nagging, Your Child's Point of View, Guides to Positive Discipline, What to Do When Kids Test The Rules & When to Punish and How, Your Child's Point of View, Guides to Positive Discipline, and several more.