Training and Experience

Compliance with Section 508 & 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

Addresses all types of abuse, neglect, and other potentially traumatic experiences that occur to people under the age of 18. ACEs are linked to risky health behaviors, chronic health conditions, low life potential, and early death.

Applied behavior analysis is a scientific discipline concerned with applying techniques based upon the principles of learning to change behavior of social significance. It is an applied form of behavior analysis; the other two forms are radical behaviorism and the experimental analysis of behavior

 Therapeutic, sound activated vestibular-visual protocol for moving, looking, and listening.

Balance, movement, and making spatial judgments to improve brain-processing efficiency allowing students to become efficient learners and improve academic success.

Enables the whole mind-body system to experience the symmetrical flow of a pendulum demanding cooperation, promoting self-challenge, fostering peer teaching.

 A comprehensive management approach addressing a dynamic environment, focusing on strategy-driven performance, achieving customer and workforce engagement, and improve governance and ethics, societal responsibilities, competitiveness, and long-term organizational sustainability.

Combining technology and traditional face-to-face instruction.

Epidemiology, symptoms, transmittal, treatments, exposure control.

Approaches to support learning including physical movement to help the brain perceive events in a less stressful way, creating a calm environment for people with learning difficulties

Teaching methods, lesson designs, and school programs based on the latest scientific research about how the brain learns, including such factors as cognitive development—how students learn differently as they age, grow, and mature socially, emotionally, and cognitively.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) consists of mouth-to-mouth respiration and chest compression. CPR allows oxygenated blood to circulate to vital organs such as the brain and heart.

 Nonviolent crisis intervention, early intervention and nonphysical methods for preventing or managing disruptive behavior.

The ability to understand, communicate with and effectively interact with people across cultures. Cultural competence encompasses. being aware of one’s own world view. Developing positive attitudes towards cultural differences. Gaining knowledge of different cultural practices and world views

Giving students multiple options for taking in information.

Classroom management is the way a teacher operates the classroom to help students succeed. Teach students expectations, then consistently follow them throughout the year.

School-based factors which positively influence learning outcomes in K-12 schools through 7 Correlates: 1) Instructional leadership, 2)Clear and focused mission, 3) Safe and orderly environment, 4) Climate of high expectations, 5) Frequent monitoring of student progress, 6) Positive home-school relations, 7) Opportunity to learn and student time on task.

Helping students understand they can get smarter through hard work, using effective strategies, and seeking help from others.

Set of 16 problem solving, life related skills, necessary to effectively operate in society and promote strategic reasoning, insightfulness, perseverance, creativity and craftsmanship.

Developmentally appropriate instructional methods to enable children to master handwriting as an automatic and comfortable skill.

(Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information.

Children construct their own learning by doing and being involved in working with materials, people and ideas.

A set of standard recommendations used to reduce the risk of transmission of infectious agents from body fluids or environmental surfaces that contain infectious agents.

Therapeutic modality that improves cognitive and motor skills.

Personalized learning through standards-aligned practice and lesson empowering teachers to identify gaps in student understanding, tailoring instruction to meet specific needs.

3-layer (Choice, Accountability, Promote Higher and More Complex Thinking) student-centered teaching model of differentiated instruction encouraging complex thinking and holdsing students highly accountable for their learning.

Teaches students to discover and label the oral-motor movements of phonemes. Students can then verify the identity, number, and sequence of sounds in words.

Provides teachers research-based resources for providing quality instruction, while also taking into account the needs and abilities of individual students. The framework revolves around a three-part cycle: Plan, teach, and reflect and adjust.

Emphasizing individuality and independence in learning. Education is viewed as a process which should occur in harmony with the child’s individual developmental pace. A holistic approach emphasizing development, rather than on attaining specific pieces of information.

Helps students learn self-awareness, empathy, techniques to calm and focus the mind, and mindful communication.

Systematic delivery of a range of interventions based on demonstrated levels of need for the most vulnerable, academically unresponsive children in schools.

Differentiating human intelligence into 8 specific ‘modalities’, rather than seeing intelligence as dominated by a single general ability: musical-rhythmic, visual-spatial, verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, naturalistic

Improving social, emotional and academic outcomes for all students, including students with disabilities and students from underrepresented groups.

A set of approaches designed to assist an individual to plan their life and supports.

An ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively in recurring cycles of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve

Students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge.

Screening of students for motor skills and academic readiness, works with them on these areas, and does follow-up testing to see how they’re doing.

Brief therapy that is applicable in the school setting and is derived from William Glasser’s Choice Theory. The basic premise is that individuals are the masters of their own choices and they alone are responsible for their choices and behaviors.

 All persons who receive mental health and/or substance use services have protected rights that are defined in the Michigan Mental Health Code.

Discipline approach focusing on repairing harm through inclusive processes that engage all stakeholders, shifting the focus of discipline from punishment to learning and from the individual to the community.

Providing a common language for educators who are interested in promoting student understanding rather than formulaic knowledge or recall learning. Teaching for understanding, such as using differentiated instruction to address the needs of all learners.

Neuroscience research which has identified three primary neurological networks that impact learning: recognition network, strategic network, and affective network.

Develops concept imagery as a basis for comprehension and higher order thinking skills. Concept imagery improves reading and listening comprehension, memory, oral vocabulary, critical thinking, and writing.

Designing, creating, and inventing high-quality, intellectually demanding schoolwork that students find engaging.