Mrs. Schwartz serves as a special education coordinator for a large public school district providing supports and supervision across 11 elementary schools, the district speech-language department, the district behavior supports department and the district AT department. Additionally, she teaches SLP 600 – Autism, AAC and Severe Disorders of Communication course for SHU. She teaches courses for Post University as well, and these include; Language Development, Educational Psychology, Fundamental Psychology, and Child Development.
Degrees and Certifications
- B.S. in Speech & Hearing Science - C.W. Post College, Greenvale, NY
- M. S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology - Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
- Master of School Administration – Stony Brook University, NY
- Master’s Certificate in Behavior Analysis – University of No. Texas
- ABD in Educational Leadership and Behavior Analysis (dual program) – University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
- Speech-Language Pathologist
- Board Certified Behavior Analyst
- Certified Educational Administrator (CT and NY)
- Completing Doctoral Program
Research Interests and Grants
Mrs. Schwartz is interested in research and grants in the areas of;
· Classroom management
· AAC for children and adults with ASD
· Social Skills for children and adults with ASD
Publications and Presentations
Mrs. Schwartz has authored the following: Increasing Spontaneous Communication Skills in Children who have Autism, which was presented to the 3rd Annual Long Island Autism Fair and Conference in 2006.
Mrs. Schwartz has co-authored the following: The Effects of Augmentative Communication on Speech: A Literature Review, which was presented to NYSABA in 2004; Applied Behavior Analysis Curriculum Development: Content and Process Considerations, which was presented to NYSACRA in 2005: Come Play with us! An Integrated Socialization Group for Children with ASD and Communication Disorders, which was presented to the International ABA Conference and Convention in 2007; Learning Side-by-Side, which was presented to the International ABA Conference and Convention in 2007.