Teacher, Designer, and Artist in Huntington Beach, California
Chileen Spaulding has been a special education teacher since 2002. She specializes in working with students with autism spectrum disorders and their families. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Design from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in Special Education. She has extensive experience utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in support of students with autism spectrum disorder in school, home and community settings. Ms. Spaulding began her journey into the field of ABA in 2005 when she accepted a position at Shema Kolainu- Hear Our Voices, a nonprofit school for children with autism in Brooklyn, New York. She worked as a special education teacher creating, assessing and maintaining ABA programs for preschool children in a classroom environment. Ms. Spaulding also worked as an early intervention special educator for YAI - New York League for Early Learning and Bilingual Child and Parent Services agencies in Manhattan, New York. It was here where she received her experience training parents to use positive behavioral supports in the home and community settings. Ms. Spaulding enjoys working closely with parents, speech pathologists, school psychologists, occupational therapists, teachers, principals and believes that multidisciplinary collaboration is a key component to any successful behavior program. She is passionate about using research-based practices that provide positive sustainable outcomes for students with autism.