Helping preschoolers with special needs to learn at home can be quite challenging. But, there is help and hope! Check out our recent discussion with Amy Salazar, BCBA as she shares ways to help your preschool learner thrive. Tips include starting with small tasks, imbedding learning into your existing routing, and rewarding with high-interest items.
Amy Salazar, BCBA
Amy is the Regional Director of Juvo (Autism and Behavioral Health Services). Amy has been with Juvo since 2014, providing services in East Contra Costa County before expanding services to San Diego. With her background in social services, Amy is passionate about increasing access to quality care to individuals from diverse backgrounds and using evidenced-based procedures to provide individualized care to each client. Amy holds her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, completed her Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction (Applied Behavior Analysis), and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Crystal Sanford, M.Ed., M.A. CCC-SLP
Crystal is the president and director of Sanford Autism Consulting, a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting families impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about assistance in advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About the Thriving Special Families Podcast...
Thriving Special Families is the perfect podcast for special needs families...especially those impacted by Autism. Join us for insight, humor, and hope along your special needs journey. Our host, Crystal Sanford, M.Ed., M.A. CCC-SLP, interviews experts, community members, caregivers, and other special needs allies. She also shares from her experiences as an Autism parent, speech pathologist, and educational advocate. This is our podcast special needs families...let's thrive!!