Ms. Scacco has a master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and over 10 years of clinical counseling experience in the public and not-for-profit sectors. Ms. Scacco’s areas of expertise are in Autism and other neurological & developmental disabilities. She has significant experience providing ABA Therapy for youth on the Autism Spectrum and giving valuable Career Counseling to persons living with Physical & Mental Disabilities. She is skilled with all levels on the Autism Spectrum; high functioning and low, and has been a Special Education teacher at the high school & elementary levels.
Ms. Scacco has provided in-home and community activity-based behavioral therapy to over 40 families in the Bay Area, and in the Treasure Valley.
Ms. Scacco has extensive Art Therapy training gained at Portland State University.
She has valuable vocational rehabilitation experience gained while working for the State of CA, Department of Rehabilitation. She is skilled in bringing out innate abilities, and translating these abilities into paid employment. She is also skilled in doing Vocational Assessments, Job Placement, and Rehabilitation Treatment Planning, ADA, and making recommendations for on-the-job accommodations.
This is a beginning class, so no experience is necessary. Concepts that are covered in this class are: Composition, Lighting, How to tell a Story through pictures, and Basic Camera Operation (Flash, Zoom, etc). Students are paired up during class to encourage socialization.
Comic Book Making
Comics can help kids face fears, and overcome “feeling different”. Learn how to create your own simple comic. This class encourages students to socialize with each other and collaborate creatively.
Social Skills Trading Cards Class for Teens:
Teens learn how to improve their real-life communications skills through a series of adult-led social skills activities using a deck of Ryuu fantasy cards (“Ryuu” means dragon). Students do this by helping “The Dragons” choose the best way to respond to imaginary social situations. The players also learn to identify and name their social behavior, using the Light and Dark Forces depicted on the cards. You can see images of the cards, online at: www.ryuuworld.com Sign your teen up today to make new friends!
Story-Telling Through Painting
We all take short nature walks together, paint what we saw, give the paintings “titles”, and write short narratives that include emotions and cause and effect. We will share these stories with each other in class; and children will be taught how to give and receive constructive feedback (including “feeling statements”).