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To what specific area of special education are you most attracted and why?
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I am most attracted to the role of consultant teacher because I feel that in this position not only can I assist students in academic situations but I can assist with social skills.
My primary training and area of interest is in applied behavior analysis. ABA is everywhere and it is a method that can be used in a variety of ways in a variety of settings. Specifically I work with students with severe cognitive disabilities. I am most interested in helping students with signiificant needs. I am able to provide the students with compassion, care, and meaningful education.
I truly enjoy helping students in resource room as well as teaching functional skills.
I have spent time with students with learning disorders, behavior issues, ADHD, ADD, mental handicaps, autism and many other challenges. I am attracted to helping students reach their potential. I was overwhelmed when a non-verbal student with autism finally said hello to me and I was inspired when a boy who struggles with ADHD showed up to school with his homework completed.
I like working with students who are SLD
The more severely disabled. It seems they are forgotten or overlooked because of a disability. Their minds may be strong but because they lack a way to communicate effectively they cant let us know what they are thinking. I want to help them contribute and live their lives to the fullest.
The specific area I am most attracted to is physical disabilities. I like to watch the children in wheelchairs and walkers go through their development and see them accomplish things they never have before.
I am attracted to autism the most. I have most of my experience in that area so I feel the most comfortable there at this time.
I enjoy working in an SDC setting where there is structure and daily schedules to follow for my students. I like to provide the students stability. I thoroughly enjoyed the classes I took about students with autism and I am fascinated when I learn more and more about the autism spectrum.
Behavior students. These children are some of the hardest to love, but when you figure out what makes them tick it is amazing to watch them grow.