We are so lucky to have amazing teachers, SLPs, and OTs on our blogger team! They all have SO much to share with you!
Alinda is excited to share all things speech therapy with you! She has been a Speech-Language Pathologist for 9 years. Alinda attended San Diego State University for undergrad and completed her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Nova Southeastern University. Alinda has worked in both the medical/hospital and school settings. She currently enjoys her time working at an elementary school!
Allison is a school based occupational therapist who is finishing her fourth school year at a public school district in Lancaster County, PA where she services students from K-21 in general and special education settings. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in health science and master’s degree in occupational therapy from Misericordia University. She also has experience working in a pediatric outpatient clinic. Allison thinks the best thing about being an occupational therapist is problem solving with the entire team to find a solution that will help students be as independent as they can be in all areas of life. She likes to say: “I have the best job in the world because I get to live my life to the fullest by helping others do the same!”
Arielle is a New York City based special education teacher, specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorders. She teaches a small, self-contained class of 11-13 year olds who are working on skills ranging in level from early learner to second grade. Arielle has her BS in Elementary Education from the University of Vermont and her MA in Special Inclusive Education from Teacher’s College at Columbia University. She is currently working towards her BCBA-LBA license. Arielle teaches utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, but loves creating programs for each student that incorporate their special interests. Arielle loves seeing her students grow both academically and social-emotionally.
Stephanie is a special education teacher that teaches students with severe-profound/multiple disabilities in a self-contained setting. She has been teaching for 5 years and has worked with students in elementary and middle school. Stephanie has a degree in special education from the University of Central Oklahoma. She is currently pursuing a master’s in special education with an emphasis on assistive technology. Her favorite part of teaching is watching her students’ wonderful and amazing small successes.
Whitney is a Structured Teaching Unit teacher in the primary self-contained setting. She has been working in special education for 3 years and has worked with K-2 students with autism and autism-like characteristics. Whitney has a dual bachelor’s degree in Early Elementary Education K-5 and Moderate-Severe Disabilities P-12 from the University of Louisville. She plans to return to graduate school to continue her education in the field of ABA. She loves helping her students gain independence and functional communication skills.
You can see Whitney’s classroom here.