Shawn Marie Simon MA, BCET
Board Certified Educational Therapist


About Shawn Simon:

For the past 16 years, Shawn Simon has been in private practice as an educational therapist. In addition, she has been a classroom teacher and a resource specialist.


Her Areas of Specialization:

  • Reading, which includes reading decoding, reading fluency, and reading comprehension
  • Critical thinking, expressive writing, and basic math skills
  • Visual and auditory processing deficits
  • Teaching compensatory techniques and creating awareness of learning style and strengths
  • ADD/ADHD and executive functioning skills, including planning, organization, calendar and agenda book use, backpack and binder organization, sequencing, time-management, test-taking, and study skills.
  • Helping to develop a sense of empowerment and independence in your children
     
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development
  • Master’s Degree in Special Education, with an emphasis in educational therapy
  • Board Certified Member, Association of Educational Therapists
  • Past Board Member, Association of Educational Therapists


Stephanie N Crane BS

Executive Functions Specialist

 

About Stephanie Crane:

For the past 2 years, Stephanie Crane has been in private practice under the supervision of Shawn Simon as an executive functions specialist. In addition, she has been a tutor and an educational paraprofessional. Stephanie has a Bachelor's degree in psychology with an emphasis in child development. She has worked in various childcare positions, with children of all ages, over the last 17 years. At Rise Above, Stephanie specializes in Executive Function intervention in an effort to aide adolescents and young adults with skill acquisition and effective study habits.Stephanie's ultimate goal is to work herself out of a job and to help every student find their own wings to fly proudly on their own.

 

Her Areas of Specialization:

  • Critical thinking, expressive writing, basic math skills, and study skills.
  • Teaching compensatory techniques and creating awareness of learning style and executive function strengths and challenges. ADD/ADHD and executive function skills including: Planning and prioritizing, organization, calendar and agenda book use, backpack and binder organization, time-management, test-taking, and study skills. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
  • Certified in Executive Function Intervention

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