Hello, my name is Kathy Cousineau. I am a mom of two young men and four kitties (I guess that makes me a cat lady LOL!!)
I grew up knowing that I wanted to be a teacher (I even made my brother "play school" lol). Through high school and college, I worked in various positions at a residential school. After college, I stayed there until I found a teaching job. I was SO excited to finally be living my dream!
For 20+ years I have been a Learning Disabilities Specialist. I really love figuring out what a student's strengths and weaknesses are and to teach them strategies to overcome their challenges. I also love helping the students become as independent as possible and assist them to learn to advocate for themselves.
For nine years I was chosen as the LD classroom teacher for grades 5 & 6. (A language-based learning disabilities classroom) I incorporated Brain Gym, yoga, ambient lighting, tons of assistive technology, and taught with a multi-sensory approach in all areas.
I have a unique insight into your situation. I am not only a teacher of children with special needs but both of my boys have challenges to learn themselves. I know what it is like to have my heartbreak because my child is struggling and I can't solve this for them. This is especially hard for me because I am a teacher for kids just like my own.
Given all of my background, that is why I am a good match to teach your child . I not only can understand what you & your child are going through but I have the experience to know how to pick up on how your child learns and teach them in exactly that way.