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542 Haunts Walk Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89178 702-526-5550

2013 Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital Vegas, NV Student Fieldwork Experience II


Completed 450 hours of hands-on training and maintained full case load after fourth week of training Complete initial evaluations and on-going assessments using the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) Research, develop, and implement appropriate, evidencebased interventions to meet the needs of a variety of clients Adhere to the occupational therapy code of ethics and facility procedures Ensure that interventions are meaningful, client-centered, and occupation-based Complete daily notes used for billing, discharge, communication with therapists, progress, and conferences Provide client, family, and caregiver training related to adaptive and durable medical equipment, transfers, home exercise programs, home safety, and interventions Build rapport with clients and staff and maintain open and positive communication Maintain empathy and compassion for clients while sustaining a professional relationship and incorporating motivating strategies to encourage clients to participate in therapy Work with a variety of clients including individuals with stroke, traumatic brain injury, joint replacements, debility, Lou Gehrig's disease, Huntingtons disease, dementia, coronary artery disease, fractures, amputations, and cancer


2005-2011 Nevada Early Intervention Services Las Vegas, NV

Developmental Specialist/Service Coordinator/Behavioral Consultant Organize daily home visits in order to fulfill weekly/monthly/quarterly requirements per supports & services found on IFSP Coordinate home visits with other specialists through email, phone, and direct contact Maintain daily case notes for billing and client charts Research, apply, and inform staff and parents of current best practices in order to provide innovative strategies to help children with special needs Provide assistance to new employees through observation, direct instruction, and weekly meetings through the mentoring program Maintain positive part of the family relationships with families Adhere to the laws set by The Individuals with Disabilities Act including providing timely services, completing six month and annual reviews, and updating individualized family service plans Coach parents and provide direct therapy to children with special needs using a variety of methodologies to best meet individual needs Set up behavioral programs for staff and families Provided community behavioral trainings to parents & professionals Supervise behavioral aids and public service interns Member of Behavior Support Team working with children with Autism and other behavior concerns

2004-2005 Las Vegas, NV

Clark County School District

Early Childhood Special Education Teacher/KIDS Program (Autism) Develop lesson plans and center based activities based on the Nevada Pre-school Content Standards and IEPs Write and/or revise annual IEPs and hold 6 month and annual IEP meetings Provide a positive, visual, social, language-based classroom using a variety of methodologies to best meet each childs individual needs Maintain daily records using informal and formal assessments

Develop and use behavioral modifications Provide monthly social and educational days for families Supervise instructional assistants, provide daily feedback and bi-annual evaluations, and guide and train assistants to work effectively with children Work on the Student Intervention Team to help teachers determine appropriate teaching strategies and resources for students with academic difficulties and/or inappropriate behaviors

Summer 2004 Beijing, China Freshman English Instructor

TSINGHUA University

Teach listening and oral English to a class of 100 college freshman students Provide daily lectures using a variety of teaching methods such as power point presentations and visual and auditory aids Plan and execute daily activities supporting lecture material Provide study groups and social events after hours Coordinate weekly challenges among different classes Work closely with American and Chinese staff

2003-2004 Clark County School District Las Vegas, NV After School Instructor for Homeless Program

Work closely with colleagues to developed and implement enrichment activities for students, kindergarten to fifth grade, who are homeless Provide a warm, fun, social setting where students can interact with peers and adults while engaging in after-school enrichment activities Send in weekly attendance, snack counts, behavior reports, and provide monthly progress reports for site supervisor and parents/caregivers Modify activities to meet individual needs

2002-2004 Clark County School District Las Vegas, NV First Grade Teacher



plans based on


Nevada Content

Standards and incorporate a variety of methodologies to meet each childs individual needs in all subject areas Provide a positive classroom environment that allows for hands-on experiences that lead to self-discovery Work closely with colleagues to determine appropriate teaching techniques to meet school improvement goals Keep on-going assessments and weekly grades Communicate with parents/caregivers about their childs strengths, interests, and needs

July 2013 Vegas, NV

Touro University Nevada


Master of Occupational Therapy GPA 3.69

July 2005 University of Nevada, Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV

Master of Education, Special Education GPA 3.97

December 2002 University of Nevada, Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV

Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood Education Graduated Summa Cum Laude. GPA 4.0 Deans Honor List

Fall 2002 The University of Waikato New Zealand


Student taught for grades 2, 3, and 4 (ages 6-9) in an inclusive setting in all curriculum areas including art, P.E., music, library, computers, and drama Developed lessons in a structured classroom using a variety of methodologies to fit all individual needs and cultural backgrounds Learned an unknown curriculum and experienced different styles of IEPs Developed strategies and behavioral modifications with staff for children with special needs Received high evaluations in collaboration, effective lessons and lesson planning, and classroom management


Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Discrete Trial Training (DTT) The Developmental, Individualized, Relationship-Based Model (DIR)/Floortime. Completed B certification and currently working on C certification to become fully certified Positive Behavioral Supports Hanen Communication Training Pivotal Response Training (PRT) Sign Language Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) certified CPR certified


The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) 2011-present