Welcome to Mrs. Doty's Home Page
"Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle."
-Christian D. Larson
Welcome to my home page! I am the K-3rd grade Supplemental Learning Support teacher for the Waynesboro Area School District. I love my job as a special educator and feel privileged to have worked with some of the most amazing students and their families in this position. I have been teaching Special Education in Waynesboro for ten years. I have been married for seven years and have two young sons. I enjoy playing outdoors with my boys and spending time with my 3 sisters and friends.
This year, as we continue our participation in the PA Autism Initiative, we will be implementing the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) as our primary curriculum for this program. This program ensures a curriculum that is specifically designed to meet the individual needs of your child.
Each day your child will participate in the following activities:
Daily Cold Probe Data Collection
-Student's will be assessed daily and the teacher will document progress and choose new targets based on the assessment results
Intensive Teaching Times
-Student's will rotate groups and will receive one-on-one instruction on the targets that were assessed during cold probes. Teachers will continue to reinforce mastered skills during this time.
-Student's will learn how to appropriately ask for desired reinforcers. This type of programming supports our behavior interventions for students.
Handwriting without Tears
-Teachers will work on a variety of skills to reinforce writing goals.
Specials with 1st grade
-Student's will meaningfully participate in specials classes with the support of one of the classroom paraeducators.
Lunch & Recess on our new playground
-New in the Fall of 2014-
Student's will enjoy lunch in the cafeteria with their peers and then will spend time on our new playground equipment.
Opportunities to work on gross motor skills and sensory integration
-Students will enjoy opportunities to work with a staff member in our sensory room.
Other Important Information:
Please check your child's take home folder each night for information regarding their day. I will complete a communication log daily and will inform you of pertinent information regarding their daily progress. I also ask that you complete the, "News from Home" section of the log as I appreciate hearing about your child's evening activities. I enjoy keeping in contact with families and like to leave the lines of communication open! Please feel free to contact me at my school email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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