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Private Special Education Itinerant Teacher SEIT, Brooklyn Letters

We often witness children with learning and attentional difficulties, and their parents struggle with keeping up with their academic requirements. While school districts and government agencies can provide help with diagnosis, intervention, modifications, and accommodations, there are several cases where a child would need more support inside and outside the classroom. That is where a special education itinerant teacher or SEIT is beneficial.

(Read about Early Childhood Concepts.)

What is a SEIT?

A special education itinerant teacher is a special education provider who works with children with speech, language, developmental, behavioral, social, and emotional issues. The purpose of SEITs is to help a child achieve their academic goals and successfully integrate into class. This is done by honing the skills a child needs to learn alongside their typically developing peers.

In the State of New York, SEITs are required to have certification in special education. Teachers who work with the blind, visually and hearing impaired, and bilingual students need further certification as a teacher of the blind and visually impaired, teacher of the deaf, and bilingual teacher of special education, respectively.

When working with a student, the SEIT creates customized strategies based on the child’s Individualized Education Plan or IEP. Depending on each student’s needs and IEP recommendation, SEITs may work with learners individually or in groups.

How Can SEITs Help?

Learners who are classified by their school district as a student with disability may seek the help of a SEIT, who typically work with students in K-12 levels. Meanwhile, students at the preschool level (aged three to five) primarily work with a SETSS or special education teacher support services provider.

(Find out more about private-pay SETSS providers.)

As the “itinerant” in their title suggests, SEITs travel to a child’s school or home to provide direct or indirect services. Direct services involve helping children develop their cognitive and academic skills to make sure they succeed in the classroom. Indirect services refer to consultations and communicating with school teachers and other professionals in order to provide better support for the child.

Services provided by a SEIT may include:

  • Guidance and implementation of the student’s IEP
  • Implementation and monitoring of behavioral management programs
  • Collaboration with teachers in developing the lesson plans and implementing the child’s IEP
  • Coordination with therapists and parents
  • Parent trainings

Services provided by SEITs may be done in collaboration with other educational programs or therapy.

How to find a SEIT for Your Child

If a child is classified as a student with disability, the school, Board of Education, or the child’s therapist may recommend the services of a SEIT. The DOE may provide these services for students, but parents themselves also have the option of seeking the help of a SEIT.

At Brooklyn Letters, we provide private SEIT support services. These services are not reimbursable by the DOE or by RSAs. Parents pay us directly.

To learn more about Brooklyn Letters’ SEIT services and how we can support your child in achieving their academic and learning goals, reach out to us today!

Private SEIT and in-school professionals
  • $125-$175 Per Hour

For SEIT Services, We Travel Throughout:

Brooklyn Letters offers private pay SEIT work performed by licensed special educators. These services are not reimbursable by the Department of Education. Brooklyn Letters also offers private at-school and at-camp professional support services by licensed professionals who have expertise working with students who exhibit attentional, speech and language, and learning delays. The latter does not qualify for Department of Education SEIT work and these services cannot be used to justify support for Department of Education SEIT services. All of our private pay SEIT work is paid directly and weekly from the clients to the professional working with the student.

Private Special Education Itinerant Teacher SEIT, Brooklyn Letters
M.S. Early Childhood Special Education

Stephanie has been working with children and young students for much of her life, starting with volunteering and working in after school and summer programs for children with special needs. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Brooklyn College (2008) and her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Hunter College (2010.)

Stephanie is New York State Certified in Students with Disabilities (Birth-Grade 2) and Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6.) She has taken continuing education courses, in pre-literacy, literacy, math, social/emotional and behavior from top lecturers in their fields.

Stephanie has spent the last 13 years providing SEIT, P3, and private tutoring services. She has worked in private schools, public schools, and children’s homes. Stephanie has vast experience teaching pre-literacy, literacy, and math skills using multi-sensory approaches. She has worked with students from age 3 to age 13. Stephanie enjoys working with children who present with poor focusing, defiant behaviors, emotional dysregulation, and weak social skills.

Stephanie’s energy and enthusiasm is evident during lessons. Her warmth and friendly demeanor results in a natural connection with her students. Her creativity and easy-going personality is apparent in collaboration and parent training. Stephanie takes a quick understanding of environments and situations and uses a whole model approach to address the child’s academic needs and modify problem behaviors.

Private Special Education Itinerant Teacher SEIT, Brooklyn Letters
M.S. ED., NYS Certified Early Childhood and Special Education (Birth-2nd Grade)

Christie has over 10 years of experience traveling to different schools and home-based environments as a special education itinerant teacher(SEIT) and early intervention provider(EI). She is certified in Applied Behavior Analysis and has worked in progressive Montessori schools for several years. She is an advocate for an interdisciplinary approach to help children develop knowledge, confidence, self-efficacy, and emotional growth in relation to others and their environment. She is dedicated to meeting each student’s unique needs by developing a personal understanding of them. Christie is able to achieve this by providing hands-on manipulatives, fun activities, and creative approaches to learning to accommodate multiple intelligences.

Christie has worked with a wide range of learning disabilities, which include Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, communication delays, and non-verbal children with rare-genetic disorders. She has hands-on experience of using AAC devices such as Proloquo2go and works closely with related service providers to inculcate their practices into her sessions. Christie believes in cultivating and sustaining strong working relationships with team members to ensure a sense of community and ongoing support. Communication and collaboration with parents are essential in the development of children. Therefore, Christie utilizes communication in the following manner, through emails, updating parents and teachers on the progress and agenda, and through Zoom meetings to make sure everyone is on the same page and plays an equal part on the team.

Christie graduated with her Masters degree in Early Childhood and Special Education at Touro College (Birth-2nd grade) and has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Childhood Education(1-6) at Wagner College. In addition to being an educator, Christie is the proud aunt of her niece and nephew(a 2 year old and a kindergartener) and has provided childcare services to various families throughout her career. She understands the importance of building a rapport while updating her practices to continue to grow and develop with each of her clients.
With years of experience as a childcare professional and special instructor, Christie is motivated to provide children with a tailored curriculum to best support their individual needs. She offers private SEIT services which include 1:1 and small group instruction for 2–5 year olds within their classroom and/or home-based environment.

LOCATION: Park Slope, Sunset Park, and Bay Ridge Brooklyn
TYPE OF SERVICES:. Special Itinerant Teacher, Working with teachers to assist students within and outside of the classroom, Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Multiple Disabilities, Communication Disorders

Private Special Education Itinerant Teacher SEIT, Brooklyn Letters
M.S. in Children with Disabilities and M.S. in Childhood Education

Alyssa G. has been a Special Education Teacher for 17 years and holds her M.S. in Children with Disabilities as well as an M.S. in Childhood Education. She has, additionally, obtained her M.S. in School Building Leadership and School District Leadership. Alyssa is ABA trained and has worked very closely with speech-language therapists, psychologists, and BCBAs in order to successfully teach children of all abilities. She also works as a parent trainer through Life’s Worc Agency.  From 2006-2021, Alyssa worked in the Great Neck Public Schools as a K-2 Intensive Needs teacher in which she implemented ABA style teaching, discreet trials, and small group learning. She is trained in Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Workshop as well as Orton-Gillingham reading. Alysa is well versed in the Math In Focus math program, as well as the reading and phonics Fundations program.

Private Special Education Itinerant Teacher SEIT, Brooklyn Letters
Masters in Education and Special Education, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Shirley is an enthusiastic individual who loves to help children succeed in every area. Shirley has a certificate in early childhood (birth-2nd) and student with disability certification. She especially enjoys working one to one with children in the classroom and after school. She is a mom of three young boys and her experience as a parent strengthens her understanding of children. Shirley is very warm and patient and is comfortable and confident in a preschool environment. Being an assistant teacher in kindergarten gave her knowledge of appropriate child behaviors, goals and class expectations. She also gained many skills working with young children with special needs, such as implementing behavior strategies, teaching social-emotional skills and developing appropriate play skills and peer interactions.

Private Special Education Itinerant Teacher SEIT, Brooklyn Letters
M.A. Early childhood education

Dolly received her Masters in Special Education from Concordia College, and since then has worked in the education field. Dolly worked many years as a SEIT and a SETTS provider in private schools in Brooklyn. She specializes in early childhood education working with children with speech needs, ADHD, learning difficulties, and other developmental delays. She has experience in both DIR floortime and ABA behavior therapy and is certified in the Orton Gillingham method of literacy instruction. Dolly uses her skills and experience to help as many children as she can to reach their full potential.

Dolly is a special educator and a mom of 5 with a passion to work one-on-one with students to help them succeed. Her journey started 11 years ago when her son was diagnosed with ASD, and she went back to school to learn everything she could to support her son. Since then, Dolly has been very involved in learning a variety of teaching methods to meet her students where they are at in their educational and emotional journey. Dolly has worked in the field of education for the past 7 years and her experiences strengthen her passion and skill as a special educator.

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