I was a Personal Care Attendant for an 11-year-old boy who had high functioning Autism. I looked after him, and his younger brother. I helped with mild behavioral issues using positive reinforcement, helped motivate the 11-year-old to engage in social situations, play with chalk, draw, ride bikes, etc. with him! I also prepared light meals, and light cleaning for the family.
I became a Paraeducator in the Special Education Department. I worked in a mainstream classroom, and just kept and extra eye on " my kids." The kids I worked with had ADHD, Emotional Disturbance, Cognitive Impairments, and were on the Autism Spectrum. This past November, I decided to try working with another age group, so I left the Middle School and tried with working with 2-year-olds.
These experiences have helped me learn how passionate I am about working with kids. I love watching children succeed while having fun! I enjoy getting down and dirty with the kids and sharing tons of laughs. Some of my favorite activities to do with children are adventure walks, painting with different mediums, and science projects!