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 4th and 5th grade Autistic 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 twelve years.  I have been married for nine years and have two young sons. I enjoy playing outdoors with my boys and spending time with my 3 sisters and friends.

In our class we will use 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. We will also use direct instruction models and will incorportate Life Skills programming into our daily routine.

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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 5th grade
-Student's will meaningfully participate in specials classes with the support of one of the classroom paraeducators. 

Physical/Speech/Occupational Therapy
Our speech therpist is Megan Carey.  Our occupational therapist is Kristi Kusch-Lucabaugh.

Reading Mastery, Distar Math and Handwriting

Activities of Daily Living

Each month you will receive information about the new skill that we will target.  Students will have the opportunity to practice these skills in the school community. 


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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