Student of the Month: Daemion

What has Daemion accomplished over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? He is shown great growth in his verbal skills and being able to request needs and wants to his teachers and other staff. He has learned the months of the year and able to say them out loud. He has also shown improvement in being able to wait during transitions, which has been difficult in the past. Mrs. Pruit and Mrs. Garcia both work with him in the classroom and they have seen great progress in his overall attitude at school, being excited [...]

2019-10-31T16:00:08-04:00October 31st, 2019|

Staff of the Month: Terra

What impact has Terra had on colleagues and students over the past month? Terra is an Assistant Teacher in the Middle School/High School B.E.S.T. Classroom. She is a vital part of the classroom's positivity and functionality. She runs groups within the room with direction from the teacher and is able to independently plan and implement other activities within her groups as well. She takes an active role in the daily operations of the classroom's structure, behavior modification, and transition. She has a positive energy daily that carries over into her co-workers and also with the students she [...]

2019-10-31T15:58:06-04:00October 31st, 2019|

Student of the Month: Jordan

Jordan is currently on Blue Day 28 about to receive Gold status. He is prompt, on time, and genuinely a good person. Jordan is always willing to help someone in need if he is able to. An active participant in class, Jordan keeps everyone thinking by asking the tough/intriguing questions. Jordan is very humble as well, he did not brag or boast about getting student of the month, he even asked if there was another student who might want the award more. Congratulations Jordan! What has Jordan done over the past month to achieve [...]

2019-10-11T14:20:36-04:00October 11th, 2019|

Staff of the Month: Brett Leonard

What impact has Brett had on colleagues and students over the past month?She demonstrates a positive attitude while interacting with other staff and all of the students in the school. Why did other staff members select Brett as Staff of the Month?She's always willing to assist and help out wherever needed. She takes an active role in the daily operations of the classroom's planning, implementation, and data collection. She also organizes and manages the bus transportation drop off and pick up. Visit our website to learn more about the Center for Autism & Dyslexia [...]

2019-09-27T12:07:27-04:00September 27th, 2019|

Student Spotlight: Nick L.

Student Spotlight Nick L. – 11th Grade Ms. Lexi Miller. She’s really fun and really nice. She has an all-around great personality. We learn a lot from her. That sounds like something we are discussing on our podcast; disability etiquette. Most people would fear people with autism. People with autism are different, but they are just like us. They learn differently. Getting straight A’s and having my group of buddies! Hanging out with friends mostly and learning about world history. It's okay to be nervous. I was [...]

2019-04-02T21:51:07-04:00March 28th, 2019|

What is Occupational Therapy?

What is Occupational Therapy? In the school system, Occupational Therapy Practitioners focus on improving students overall academic improvement by integrating new techniques and giving more support outside of the classroom to improve fine motor skills, handwriting, sensory processing, attention, coordination, visual perception and ADLs (activities of daily living) so they are able to apply these skills in their every day school environment. This is done by seeing students in a 1-on-1 or small group setting and giving those new ways to be able to do things that typical peers are able to complete. Occupational Therapy is provided to help [...]

2019-03-04T21:14:40-05:00February 28th, 2019|

Ask The Expert- Speech and Language Therapist

Ask The Expert: Speech and Language Therapist, Kaitlyn Harrold What is speech-language therapy? In the school setting, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) design therapy programs in order to meet the individual needs of students to increase functional and effective communication skills. Activities are created to teach new concepts, improve current skills, and generalize communication skills from the therapy room to school and home environments. Areas that might be targeted in therapy can include articulation, motor speech, phonology, expressive and receptive language, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), social communication, cognition, fluency, and voice. SLPs work with other team members, such as [...]

2019-02-08T15:42:52-05:00January 18th, 2019|

Introducing our New Associate Director

At our Findlay location, Ms. Karrah Windau has been named our new Associate Director! She has spent the last five years working in the Occupational Therapy Department as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. She has five years of experience working with the students at the school, as well as working with children with Autism and other special needs. Her love for the students and passion for the school inspired her to apply for this new position allowing her to be more involved with other aspects of the school. Working closely with Findlay’s Program Director, Ashley Anton, a few of [...]

2019-01-14T11:09:03-05:00October 7th, 2018|

New School Social Worker

We are pleased to announce the addition of Mrs. Meagan Steyer who will be servicing all three of our locations as our new school social worker. Mrs. Steyer obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work at The University of Findlay in 2012. She then went on to obtain her Master of Arts in Social Work at The Ohio State University in 2014. Mrs. Steyer is a licensed Social Worker and was previously employed with Seneca County Children Services for four years. While working for Seneca County Children Services Mrs. Steyer was an Intake/Investigation worker. She worked one on [...]

2019-01-14T11:08:52-05:00October 3rd, 2018|
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