Educational consultants and service providers for students with autism and related disabilities. From attending IEP's, to observing your child in the classroom, to independent evaluations on your own terms, to individual home instruction for academics, to ABA home services delivered or supervised by a B.C.B.A. (Board Certified Behavior Analyst), to F.B.A. (Functional Behavior Analysis) of your child's educational and behavioral needs.
Marie-France Akinrolabu, Ms. Ed., founder, has over 10 years experience of ensuring that students with autism or related disabilities are placed in educational programs that fit their academic, emotional and behavioral needs. She earned a dual associate degree in history and journalism from La Sorbonne, Paris, France. She moved to the United States where she earned a bachelor's degree from V.C.U. (Virginia Commonwealth University) in English. Her career changed in 1998 when her godson was diagnosed with autism. Astonished by his school jarring difficulty to meet his unique learning profile and to teach him the way his brain is wired to learn, she became involved in the field of education and earned a masters' degree in Special Education from Monmouth University. She later received a post-graduate certificate in autism from Penn State University. She also completed the 2-year graduate ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) from Rutgers University. She is presently in the dissertation phase of her PhD in educational psychology from Capella University looking at the longitudinal progress students with autism make over time in Reading Comprehension. Her hypothesis is that they make very little progress because many teachers still lack a thorough understanding of the way individuals with autism learn.
She is an active member of several professional organizations such as Autism New Jersey, Council for Exceptional Children (C.E.C.), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (of the New Jersey Special Education Practitioners (N.J.S.E.P.). Concurrently, she continues to hone her skills through ongoing personal development international and local workshops and seminars and keeps up to date with the latest research with the undeterred focus on improving the quality of the life of children with autism and their chances to become independent adults. .S.C.D.).
Jennifer Moore, L.L.C., received a B.S. and M.S. in speech-language pathology and a minor in psychology from East Stroudsburg University. Jennifer is a prompt certified instructor and speech therapist with over 8 years experience. She is 1 of only 3 PROMPT certified/instructors in the State of New Jersey. PROMPT is an acronym for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. The technique is a tactile-kinesthetic approach that uses touch, cues to a patient's articulators (jaw, tongue, lips) to manually guide him/her through a targeted word, phrase or sentence. The technique develops motor control and the development of proper oral muscular movements, while eliminating unnecessary muscle movements. Each child's treatment plan is unique and individualized.
Jennifer is currently pursuing a doctorate in speech language pathology with a minor in autism studies. Jennifer holds national certification from the American Speech-Language Hearing association, licensure from the State of New Jersey and New York, and certification from the NJ Department of Education. She teaches workshops in the New York and New Jersey areas. She has complete training in various therapeutic techniques and approaches such as D.I.R. Floor time, N.D.T., feeding therapy, A.A.C. (e.g proloquo2go, Picture Exchange System), V.B. (Verbal Behavior) and ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis). She strongly believes that there cannot be one size fits all approach to treatment and customizes her approach to each student's profile.
Jennifer provides independent evaluations in speech intelligibility/articulation, receptive and expressive language, feeding, augmentative communication, fluency and voice.