Educator's Biography: From Special Ed to EdD
Special Ed Advice USA is a labor of love created by Special Education and Autism specialist, Dr. Christina Delgado, EdD. Special Ed Advice USA offers a safe informative platform along with an array of Special Education products, resources, and consultative services for families who want to provide their little ones with effective instruction while in the home and at school.
All Special Ed Advice USA products, services, and resources are designed, delivered, and created by Dr. Christina Delgado, EdD.
Who are our products designed for?:
These skills are the foundation and values shared when creating each of Special Ed Advice USA’s products. Our products are geared towards individuals with the following delays/ disorders:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
Individuals with speech/ communicative delays
Reading Processing Speed
I have worked my entire life in the field of Special Education, by becoming a Florida certified teacher, certified in Special Education, earned a Master’s Degree in education, and a Doctorate Degree in Special Education, with a concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorder. In addition, I have worked several years as a Special Education teacher for children with an array of disabilities.
Now, I am sure you all are thinking “Okay, we get it. You are very qualified.” But the truth is, these certifications are only a small portion of why I have an understanding of the Special Ed world. The truth is that I myself have two disabilities, Reading Processing Speed and Dyslexia. I did not start to learn to read until I was 10 years old. I attended Special Education schools during elementary school throughout high school and received my accommodations throughout college.
Therefore, the reason I feel well-versed in the world of Special Education is because I’ve experienced both sides of the coin. I have been the child who needed help due to my disabilities and the professional providing help to those with disabilities.
Many people think that school is all about academics, and although that is large part of school, there is so much more to school then just pie charts and equations. I have learned that when educating those with special needs, school is also a place that should show children how to love learning, learn to love themselves, and helping them become the best versions of themselves so that they will be happy as they progress through life.
Many people think that school is all about academics, and although that is large part of school, there is so much more to school then just history dates and equations. I have learned that when educating those with special needs, school is also a place that should show children how to love learning, learn to love themselves, and helping them become the best versions of themselves. These skills will help develop happy, well-adjusted individuals as they progress through life. In efforts to help my students be the best versions of themselves, I always integrate the following skills in each of my lessons: 1) Communicative skills, 2) social skills, 3) self-advocacy, 4) self-understanding, 5) emotional understanding, 6) accountability, 7) a love for reading, and 8) an overall love for learning. I believe in teaching students life skills and foundational basis, which will prepare them for real everyday life will always be more important than teaching them to pass a test. I also believe that modeling, demonstrating, and teaching children premium morals and values is essential to mold them become a high-quality individual.
Therefore, as someone who created these resources and materials as a labor of love, I hope that you find these products to not only beautiful, but also informative and useful when teaching your child.