Potty training is a big milestone for any child. It definitely is an important milestone for parents as well! No more diapers!! However, there are some things to keep in mind prior to considering potty training as well as during potty training. When should you consider potty training? On average you would consider potty training […]
About Parineetha Viswanathan
Pari Viswanathan is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who truly enjoys working with children and individuals with autism, developmental and intellectual disabilities. She earned her Bachelors of Science and Bachelors of Education in Toronto at York University, and completed her Masters of Special Education with a specialization in Autism and Developmental Disabilities at the University of Texas at Austin.
Pari has spent the past 5 years working in a variety of positions within clinical and education settings. She started her career in special education by volunteering and eventually working with a Therapeutic Arts program for children with autism in Toronto. In this role she worked with colleagues to create art and movement activities to engage children and promote gross and fine motor skills as well as social skills. She also worked as a social skills worker at the Geneva Center for Autism in Toronto.
Pari has worked as a special education teacher in a special education school in London, UK. In this role she was responsible for planning and implementing lessons that were in line with the national curriculum. In addition, she has collaborated and worked with speech pathologists, occupational therapist, and physiotherapists to implement a variety of interventions within the classroom setting. Students under Pari’s care were students diagnosed with either autism and/or other developmental disabilities. Moreover she communicated and worked with parents to create and work on goals that were important to the families.
In Austin, Texas while completing her Masters program Pari worked in a clinical setting as a behavior therapist providing ABA services to children with autism ranging in age and ability. She worked as a lead therapist for one of the clients and was responsible for maintaining the client’s files and data and reporting to the supervising BCBA. Finally she has worked in a private school in Austin, Texas that serves students with autism and developmental disabilities. She was responsible for the therapeutic classroom in the school. She was responsible for implementing ABA, and behavior programs as well as planning math, reading and social skills lessons. Once again she has worked with speech pathologists and occupational therapists to implement programs that benefit the students.
Pari has had a wide variety of experiences that have given her a vast skill set that can be used to meet the needs of each of her clients. She is passionate about helping children blossom!
According to Merriam-Webster dictionary to collaborate means “to work with another person or group in order to achieve or do something.” When we work with children we are constantly collaborating in order to provide children with the best possible education. Within a school there is a lot of collaboration that is evident between teachers, teachers […]