Our Community Inclusion Director, Amy Vestal, provides on-site technical assistance to early educators serving children with special needs or developmental concerns, and assists early educators in making modifications as needed to the environment or the curriculum to address needs. Amy provides information on available resources and assists with appropriate referrals as needed. Amy also assists teachers with the implementation of the Pyramid Model. The Pyramid Model is an evidenced-based approach that addresses the four areas of: System Thinking, Positive Relationship, Supportive Environments, and Individualized Interventions. Amy offers Pyramid Model training classes and workshops in the community. In addition, she provides training to early educators on topics related to caring for children with special needs, and she teams with other PIL staff members to facilitate support groups for families of children with disabilities.
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