Considering Hiring a Long Island SEIT?
WE TRAVEL TO THE FOLLOWING LONG ISLAND NEIGHBORHOODS:
Every day, we see children with learning disabilities and their parents struggling to meet their academic obligations. While school districts and government agencies can help in these areas, there are times when a child requires even more assistance. A special education itinerant teacher (SEIT) can assist in this situation.
What is a SEIT?
A special education itinerant teacher works with children who have speech, language, developmental, behavioral, social, or emotional disorders. A SEIT aims to help a child complete their academic goals and firmly integrate into class by improving their social, behavioral, speech, and literacy abilities.
SEITs in the state of New York must be certified in special education. Teachers who work with blind, visually impaired, deaf, or bilingual students must obtain additional certification as a blind and visually impaired teacher, a deaf teacher, or a bilingual special education teacher.
When working with a student, the SEIT develops individualized strategies based on the student’s Individualized Education Plan or IEP. Students at various levels can participate in activities either individually or in groups.
How Can SEITs Help?
Students who are considered disabled by their school district may go for the support of a SEIT, someone who works mostly in K-12 grades. Meanwhile, preschool students (aged three to five) are primarily handled by a SETSS or support services provider specially trained in special education.
SEITs, as the name implies, travel to a child’s school or home in order to provide direct or indirect services.
- Direct services entail helping children develop and strengthen their academic and cognitive abilities to ensure they succeed in school.
- Indirect services refer to consultations and communications in collaboration with school teachers and other professionals to provide better support for the child.
Services provided by a SEIT may include:
- The implementation of an IEP designed for a student’s learning needs.
- Monitoring and implementation of behavioral management programs.
- Working with the teachers in developing lesson plans and working on the child’s IEP.
- Coordination with therapists and parents
- Parent training
Services offered by SEITs may be provided in association with other academic programs or therapy.
How to find a SEIT for Your Child?
If a child is diagnosed with a disability, the school, the Board of Education, or the child’s therapist may suggest that a SEIT be hired. The DOE may provide such assistance for children, but parents may also seek the services of a SEIT on their own.
Meet our Long Island SEIT, Anastasiya
MA, NYC Certified (birth-grade 2) General and Special Education
Anastasiya is a New York dual licensed Childhood (birth-grade 2) General and Special Education Teacher with over 10 years of experience teaching, mentoring, and tutoring students. She holds a bachelor of science from Brooklyn College in Speech Langugae Pathology, with a minor in Children’s Studies, and a Masters of Science in Early Childhood Education in General and Special Education from Touro College School of Education. Anastasiya is currently obtaining her second masters degree in School and District Leadership from Touro College. She is presently working as a special education in an integrated NEST second grade clasroom, at a highly regarded school in Brooklyn.
Anastasiya has dedicated her career to working in private and public schools, agencies, and homebased intervention sites throughout all boroughs. She has experience servicing children grades K-5 with a wide range of disabilities including: speech and language impairments, learning disabilities, autism, dyslexia, ADHD, auditory processing disorder,
dyspraxia, anxiety disorders, and comorbidity of these impairments. Anastasiya has also worked with many ESL students who need assistance in understanding their school’s curriculum and producing grade level work. She utilizes her interpersonal skills to collaborate with teachers, therapists and parents in order to set up effective communication, which is utilized as a powerful tool in helping the child become a successful lifelong partner.
- NYS Teaching Certifications: Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade2),
- NYS Teaching Certifications: Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-Grade 2)
- NYS Teaching Certifications: School Leadership and District Leadership
- Trained in Universal Pre-K
- Over 15 years of teaching and tutoring experience
- Over 15 years of SEIT/ Early Intervention experience
- Highly trained in literacy based instruction and mathematics instruction
- Skilled in Orton Gillingham, ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) Fountas and Pinnell, Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop, Engage NY Math, GoMath, Junior Great Books, Wilson Fundations Program.