Parenting Series: Spotting developmental differences in children and where to turn Part of the parenting series
About 1 in 7 children born in the United States have a developmental disability ranging from mild disabilities such as speech and language impairments to serious developmental differences, such as intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, and autism. Come for an engaging conversation about how to spot differences in your child and how to help them do their best.
In what seems like another lifetime I was a 4th grade teacher, having received an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Ohio University. That changed in 1985 when I began teaching in a church based community preschool. in Indianapolis, where we raised our 4 children. I have been in love with Early Childhood development and education since then. I received a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Indiana University and a second Masters Degree in School Administration from Northern Illinois University.
Early Childhood Experiences:
Church based Community preschool teacher
Early Childhood Special Education Teacher in Indiana and Illinois
Created wrap around preschool programming in elementary schools in Indianapolis
Wrote a chapter for a book published by the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children)
Director of Child Development Center at Eli Lily in Indianapolis
Trainer of Early Childhood Curriculum/Classroom Environments in Lake County schools
Coordinator of Early Childhood Assessment Teams at SEDOL for 9 years where teams evaluated children coming from Early Intervention programming and Public School Preschool Screenings
Developmental Therapist in Early Intervention for 20 year
An activist for those with autism.
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