My specialty is working with students who struggle with organization, reading comprehension, and writing. I hold a Master's in Reading and Language and am certified in reading and LD in NH and Mass. I recently retired but still have time and TLC for your student. I like to use stress reduction techniques, memory tricks and lots of active learning. After 25 years of teaching there is a lot of depth and variety to my repertoire. Generally, I work with tweens, teens and adults....
When the mind is unfocused, it impossible to learn. The first step is to STOP and choose to pay attention deliberately. I have 30 years of "mindfulness' practice that I will teach your child to use. I also have worked with ADD children and adults as part of 25 years teaching public school. The Special Education certificate I have is valid in Mass and NH. I can help.
Aspergers students often suffer from poor social skills, weak organization and motivation. They often read well but struggle when empathy is required to understand the characters. If motivation, emotions and social cues are spelled out... they can cope. This is a non - verbal learning disability which means body language, tone of voice, sarcasm and anything that requires an interpretation of emotions is often challenging.
Remediation for this learning disability requires explicit teaching of appropriate social responses such as: "What three things should you not say in a restaurant?"
"How do you politely refuse an invitation to a party?".
I have certification in Moderate special needs in both Mass and NH. I also have an MA as a Reading Specialist.