Crystal B.|Pittsburgh, PA
1 yr exp
25 yrs old
Autism And Related Disabilities Experienced
This past year, I have gained experience working on the John Merck unit of WPIC. This unit specializes in Autism and other developmental disabilities; we care for patients ranging from 4 to 94 years of age. I have worked with patients who have mobility difficulties, speech difficulties or absence, dysphagia, seizure disorders, traumatic brain injuries, a large portion of the spectrum of Autism, Down Syndrome, and Prader Willi Syndrome. I am capable of providing hygiene care, assisting with meals, simple commands, keeping people safe from themselves or others, working through a tantrum that elicits positive reinforcement and extinction of a behavior, and other capabilities.
I thoroughly enjoy working with this population. Their smile and personal achievements gives me a smile to go home with and a sense of accomplishment.