Mrs. Karen Picciotti

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Mrs. Karen Picciotti

Welcome!   Prior to working at Vanguard,  I taught at Bancroft Neurohealth in NJ for 4 years.  I then taught in a NJ public school for 5 years where my K-2nd grade class was based on the principles of ABA.  After starting a family, I spent time as an educational/behavioral consultant in NJ.  I assisted implementing ABA programs for students with Autism in NJ public school settings with the agency, Interactive Kids.  I began working at the Vanguard School in 2016 as a job coach in the Vanguard Transition Center.  I started teaching the WORC program in 2017. 

During our school closure, I have provided worksheets or activities on the left side of my page.  Each week, I will provide new activities. Be sure to check back at the start of each week.  Moving forward, I will be able to provide worksheets that students can fill in on the computer.  Students can email the worksheet to me or send a picture of what was completed.  If you choose to play the Vocational Digital Activities, please record it on the Job Training Summary sheet.  After you have 5-10 recordings on your job training summary, you can also email that to me.  I am looking forward to hearing the sound of all of you clocking in to WORC soon!

I will be available for Zoom meetings by appointment should students/families have any questions.

WORC (Work Orientation Readiness Center) teaches and measures the performance in pre-employability, interpersonal, and soft skills.  Functional activities are assigned regularly to students.  Those activities include:  sorting, collating, stapling, paper clipping, laminating, binding, folding, inserting, labeling, cutting, sealing, packaging, assembling, etc.  Skills checklists and task analysis provide evidence of student's knowledge and skill level.

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