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ELIZABETH REINAKER

112 Northview Drive, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601


Cell: (717)824-1451 - Elizabeth.Reinaker@gmail.com

EDUCATION
2015

2007

Master of Science: Teaching, Learning and Curriculum, PreK-4


Drexel University - Philadelphia, PA, Summa Cum Laude GPA: 3.97
Successful completion of Student Teaching:
Brecht Elementary - Lancaster, PA
Bachelor of Science: Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies, Special Education
James Madison University - Harrisonburg, VA

EXPERIENCE

08/2007 to
08/2014

08/2008 to
09/2012

09/2004 to
05/2007

09/2006 to
05/2007

09/2004 to
05/2007

Therapeutic Support Staff


Philhaven Lancaster, PA
Provided one-to-one support in managing emotional, behavioral, developmental and psychological
caseloads impacting children, teens, and their family networks.
Focus primarily with children diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum, ranging in age from 4-21.
Worked closely with clients, families, schools and other support systems to implement and
accomplish treatment goals.
Developed creative strategies and behavior support plans to positively modify client behavior.
After School Activities Counselor/ASD Therapeutic Counselor
Philhaven Lancaster, PA
Worked with clients with various mental health diagnoses, struggling with behavioral concerns.
Implemented behavioral plans to increase social skills, calming and coping skills, anger management
skills, self-care strategies, and feelings expression using creative strategies
Managed groups of 8-40 clients in classroom and community settings.
Developed curriculum and lesson plans to teach children and teens on the Autism Spectrum, while
implementing treatment of client behavior.
Integrated social skills, life skills, emotional management and communication skills, personal
hygiene, and sensory education
Worked collaboratively as a member of a staff team.
"RPM" Therapy Consultant
Independent Consultant Charlottesville, VA
Provided Rapid Prompting Method Therapy to several children (ages 3-17) who were non-verbal
and diagnosed with Autism
Educated families and professionals to encourage transfer of skills
Successfully created and implemented communication plans for students
Created curriculum aligned with grade level expectations for each individual child
Communication Facilitator
Rockingham School District Rockingham, VA
Served as the primary communicator for a child, who is non-verbal with an Autism Spectrum
diagnosis, using Rapid Prompting Method therapy.
This was the first such role of its kind in the Rockingham School District, allowing the child to
participate in traditional education settings.
Educated school staff and peers on understanding the Autism diagnosis, and assisted in fostering
and creating a positive learning environment for students on the Autism Spectrum.
Fostered meaningful relationships among students through education of Autism Spectrum
Disorders, as well as, encouraging peer communication and team-work.
Athletic Performance Center Mentor
James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
Mentored student athletes in various subject matter, one on one and whole group setting.
Managed student athlete study hall sessions.
Taught student athletes study skills, test taking techniques, essay writing and formatting, time
management and various other skills necessary to be successful in college academics.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Field Training, Lancaster, PA, Experienced with various curriculums including Math In Focus,
Singapore Math, Math Connects, Storytown, Reading Street, Step up to Writing, Harcourt
Science, Houghton Mifflin Science, Leader in Me, and numerous units and lessons created and
implemented independently.
HALO Organization, Austin, TX, Completion of Level 1 training of Rapid Prompting Method
HALO Organization, Charlottesville, VA, Rapid Prompting Method Workshop
HALO Organization, Austin, TX, Intensive Observation Training of Rapid Prompting Method
Virginia Institute of Autism, Charlottesville, VA, Training and Application of Applied Behavior
Analysis

PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO- www.ElizabethReinaker.weebly.com