Elizabeth is a creative, insightful and conscientious teacher of children and young adults with disabilities, most of whom are on the Autism spectrum. This work requires an integrative approach to address the emotional and regulatory needs of her students as well as parents and family members. During her years of teaching, she has incorporated a number of integrative interventions.
Elizabeth is a certified trained professional in Havening and in multisensory programs known as the Safe and Sound Protocol and the Focus System. Although Special education continues to be her profession and passion, her natural curiosity coupled with her deep empathy and understanding, has led her to Havening, which she refers to as her calling. Both (SSP) and Havening have had tremendous outcomes, providing her students and clients with the means to become regulated improving awareness, focus and control.
Havening and SSP can be facilitated in person or remotely.
SSP is an auditory intervention developed by Dr. Stephen Porges that restores the nervous system and is designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience. The Focus System combines auditory, balance, and movement activities to create a foundation for learning, attention, processing and behavior.