Mrs. Megan Doty
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"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. 

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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.

Mand Sessions
-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.

Physical/Speech/Occupational Therapy

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: megan_doty@wasdpa.org. 

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