Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in English, San Diego State University, CA 1989
  • Teaching Credential in English, San Diego State University, CA 1990
  • Teaching Credential, Multiple Subjects by examination, 1996
  • Education Specialist, Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe, California State University San Marcos, CA 2006 (pending renewal)
  • University of San Diego, Certificate of Special Education Advocacy, CA 2014


Training/Conferences:

  • Proloquo2Go Training, Temecula, CA 2011                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Proloquo2Go for iPad: an award-winning symbol-supported communication app providing a voice to over 125,000 individuals who cannot speak. It is designed to promote growth of communication skills and foster language development through research-based vocabularies. Its innovative features provide support for parents, teachers and therapists to implement AAC best practices.​
  • TEACCH Training, Vista, CA 2011                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TEACCH: a complete program based on the principle that the person with autism is the priority, rather than any philosophical notions, such as inclusion or facilitated communication; autistic people are recognized as a distinctive group, and are encouraged to develop their own potential, rather than meet pre-determined expectations of normal. http://www.autism-community.com/what-is-teacch/​
  • Applied Behavior Analysis Training, Fallbrook, CA 2011                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ABA: defined as the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree, and to demonstrate that the interventions employed are responsible for the improvement in behavior.
  • Discrete Trial Training, Fallbrook, CA 2011                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DTT:  a method of teaching in simplified and structured steps. Instead of teaching an entire skill in one go, the skill is broken down and “built-up” using discrete trials that teach each step one at a time (Smith, 2001).
  • Brain Injury Association of California 4th Annual Statewide Conference, Los Angeles, CA 2014                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "BIAA's mission is to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment, and education and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury. We are dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury."  http://www.biausa.org/

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