Kristi H.|Yorktown, VA
10 yrs exp
51 yrs old
Experienced Special Needs Caregiver
If my profile heading caught your eye, then we probably already know a lot about each other.
I have 5+ years experience in a Montessori school & practice that philosophy with my children. I believe children become confident & motivated by empowerment, learning responsibility, empathy & respect via natural opportunities in their day. A broken plate is an opportunity to learn about natural consequences,& a temper tantrum can be a great tool to teach empathy and conflict resolution with words.
I have 11 & 12-year-old boys that have multiple special needs diagnoses. I have experience with advocacy groups, medical offices, IEPS, & tutoring elementary aged students. I have dedicated the last 10 years to pulling my boys 'through the ASD' window along with PDD, SPD, ADD, ADHD, Ehlers Danlos, Mitochondrial Disease, & all the feeding & medication challenges that go with these struggles.
You're not alone! I can offer the specialized & attentive care that's needed for our children.