I have over 30 years experience teaching and professorship. I have a Down Syndrome brother (40 years old) and TBI (traumatic brain injury) brother, and three adopted Down Syndrome and deaf nieces and nephews. Most recently, I have trained a 60-year-old blind man to "do everything", as he reports it. I also enjoy tutoring individuals with dyslexia or other learning disabilities, most recently three in college algebra and one in creative writing. I am fully credentialed with a Masters in Special Education.
Credentials: Standard Elementary, Advanced Specialist, Community College.
Degrees: B.S. Psychology; M.S. Education.
Employment levels: Federal, state, county, city, non-public, and private schools, and independent contracting, i.e. tutor, advocate, consultant, assistive technologist (AT devices), behavior specialist, mobility trainer
Goal: Improve the quality of life for each individual by evaluating strengths, utilizing these strengths to design instructional programs and strategies to become life-long learners and contributing members in society through confidence building.