Relevant experience where I also cared for children were…Behavioral Therapist - worked primarily with children in the 1.5-5yr range and administered applied behavioral analysis-based therapies.
Children past 3 often had autism spectrum diagnosis, under age of 3 mix between neurodivergent and neurotypical.
Spent time building rapport with children and managing behaviors which sought one of the following access, attention, escape or self stimulation.
Activities I enjoy doing with children…I love playing tag with children or hide and seek and being silly. The trick is to let the child guide the direction of play and let you know what it is they enjoy.
My experience with special needs children…Three years of experience as a Registered Behavioral Technician working with children who have autism. I worked with around 3 kids a day for 2.5 -3hrs each and am familiar with research backed behavior management systems as well as promoting a child’s independence and maintaining their dignity.