Mariana is an extremely passionate educational consultant with over four years of experience in educational intervention and work as a therapy assistant to support children with learning and language difficulties.
In her final year of formal primary teaching qualifications at Australian Catholic University in Strathfield, which supplements and broadens her existing knowledge, training and skills in planning and delivering specialised programs for children with specific learning needs.
Growing up as the eldest of five children with specific learning difficulties, including Asperger’s, ADHD and Dyslexia has provided Mariana with insight and first-hand experience in how to support and motivate students to work towards their potential. Mariana has been with PosAbility for three years and has received regular training and mentoring in a range of literacy and numeracy programs and evidence-based methods. In addition, she has worked as a therapy assistant at Speechify for at least three years, a well-known Speech Pathology clinic in the Sydney area.
Mariana easily develops rapport with students of all ages and has experience in working with children with a range of needs, including Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She understands the importance of self-esteem and motivation in maximising a child’s benefit from educational intervention and draws on a range of strategies to ensure her students are engaged and feeling confident whilst participating in explicit, systematic and evidence based programs.
Mariana strongly believes that all students can learn and reach their potential and values the importance of differentiating within the classroom for all students, while providing intervention as required for those that need it.
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Lane Cove West Business Park
Unit F28, 16 Mars Road
1 Lincoln St, Lane Cove
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