- Company: LEAP Educational Services, LLC
- Phone: (361) 779-6314
Specialties & Experience
General Specialties: Education & Schools
Specialty Focus: Special Education, Seclusion and Restraints, Individual Educational Planing, IDEA, FAPE, Child Find, Evidence-Based Interventions, Educational Goals
Education: BBA- Marketing, University of Texas at San Antonio; MS Secondary Education, Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi; Ed.D., Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi
I hold a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, Texas. The focus of my doctoral work and research was reviewing the relationship between training for special education teachers and their practice of classroom interventions for children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). I shared my findings at the Penn State National Autism Conference in July of 2013. As an educator I applied these evidence-based interventions from my research and was able to successfully rehabilitate several students. Both in the field of education and in my private practice I have been able to generate an increase in the areas of academics, behavior, and occupational developmental progress in my educational practice. I have experience writing and evaluating individual educational plans (IEPs). I collaborate with parents, districts, and students to optimize educational plans and provide recommendations that are based on the educational criteria set by the Individuals with Disabilities Act to ensure students are receiving a free and appropriate education (FAPE).