Junida Howard

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Stephen F. Austin State University Master’s of Science in Education University of North Texas Bachelor’s of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies/Special Education Educational Diagnostician Elementary Self Contained Generic Special Education English as a Second Language Bilingual/ESL-Spanish

Junida Howard

Educational Diagnostician

Educational Diagnosticians are here to assess and diagnose students' learning problems. The assessment will determine if the child is eligible for special education, or bilingual education programs. Once the problem has been identified our diagnosticians will plan an appropriate program for that student. Then support personnel will counsel the children, teachers and parents on the child's progress. It is the Diagnostician’s responsibility to see that the program is implemented to ensure students' success.

Recommendations may include:
          • Child be allowed extra time during tests
          • Child may be required to take tests orally if they struggle with written communication
          • A distractible child may be moved to the front of the classroom near the teacher's desk

Special Education

I believe all students can learn in their own way. Special Education supports and services can provide students with resources to be successful and make progress in their education.   It is important that as educators we give students the academic, physical, and emotional tools they need to participate in learning.  We can help our students by educating parents and other educators about disabilities and how students with disabilities can be included in all aspects of school life.