Donna P.|Leesburg, FL
10 yrs exp
Part-Time Caregiver, Educational Therapist, Or Combination Nanny/Tutor
All my life since High School, I have worked for special needs families, either as a caregiver, a camp leader, a peer tutor, a Big Sister, a classroom aide, teacher, tutor, or diagnostician. I find that the unique pattern of strengths and needs that these children possess help reflect how the world treats them, and when we treat with love and kindness, they respond likewise. I have always striven to listen to their complaints, motivations, needs, and goals while trying to decipher where their strengths and needs are to best learn how to work with them. Once establishing a thorough understanding of just who they are inside, it is a lot easier to develop a meaningful relationship so our work together can accomplish the goals we set out to accomplish together. Just to listen, patiently and reflectively, has helped me considerably when working with all my students, not just those in special education.