Mr. Toby Dick

Phone: 447-5529 ext. 5118

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BA Secondary Social Studies Masters Special Education Comprehensive Certification Licensed Behavior Specialist Consult CPI Certification

Mr. Toby Dick

Professional Training & Background

 

Hello all,

My name is Toby Dick and I am a 1989 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area High School.  Upon graduating, I enrolled at Juniata College where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Social Studies in 1993.  After teaching for several years at Adelphoi Village and Cove Forge, I went back to school to earn a Masters Degree in Special Education from Shippensburg University.  Since then, I have been employed as a Special Education teacher at Southern Huntingdon for 14 years.  My work experiences are quite eclectic.  In addition to my teaching certifications, I am a licensed behavioral consult.

 

Position

 

At Southern Huntingdon, I serve as the Itinerant Learning and Emotional Support Teacher.  The following is a description of Itinerant Learning and Emotional support.

 

Itinerant Learning Support

 

Students remain in the general school setting and meet individually or in

small groups with an Itinerant Support teacher. The IEP Team decides

frequency, duration of services, and sets the goals to be accomplished.

The support can include:

 

* increasing capacity of regular classroom teachers to meet the variety of needs of students who have a Learning Disability (LD)

* provide instructional and educational support services to students diagnosed a learning disability

* develop plans with educational strategies to address key areas of strengths and weaknesses for individual students

* review formal assessments

* conduct observations

* consult with teachers and other team members (e.g. ASD team, SLP)

* provide direct support to students to address specific concerns (e.g. memory, organization, and specific academic skill set development)

 

Itinerant Emotional Support

 

Students remain in the general school setting and meet individually or in

small groups with an Emotional Support teacher. The IEP Team decides

frequency, duration of services, and sets the goals to be accomplished.

The support can include:

 

*   Assisting the students in the development of work and study skills

*  Enhancing student self-esteem and confidence

*  Teaching strategies for managing school and environmental stress

*  Teaching skills to cope with emotional, behavioral, and academic problems*  Age-appropriate socialization

*  Facilitating communication among the student, school personnel, parents, and others

*  Consulting with school and agency personnel on educational and behavioral strategies for the student

*  Assist the IEP Team in developing a positive behavioral support plan that addresses strategies and supports to ensure consistent and effective methods to help students demonstrate appropriate behaviors

 

 "Children must be taught how to think; not what to think"

Margaret Mead