This year-long, integrated training program combines didactic and hands- on training in best practices of gifted education, special education, psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, speech and language therapy and occupational therapy for Twice Exceptional children - those who are bright and creative and who also learn differently than the norm of the bell curve. Successful completion of the program confers the Certificate in Meeting the Needs of Twice-Exceptional Children. This is intended for individuals who already have experience in their chosen profession and who want to deepen their understanding and expertise in working with Twice-Exceptional Children.
1. Year-long Didactics
2. Field Placements at The Quad Preparatory School and/or The Quad Manhattan in New York City
• Small Group: individual child goals and strategies with site supervisors, weekly
• Individual: site supervisors, weekly
• Monthly Group Supervision: program advisors
4. Research Project Trainees participate in an original, yearlong research project.
FULL TIME PAID POSITIONS (September 2018 -June 2019)
(at The Quad Preparatory School)
The following positions are open for applicants with at least 2 years of experience with children with special needs:
Special Education Teachers
Speech and Language Pathologists
Mental Health Counselors
FULL TIME SUMMER + PART TIME UNPAID INTERNSHIPS AND EXTERNSHIPS (June 2018 - June 2019)
(at The Quad Manhattan Summer Program and Afterschool Center)
We welcome graduate level (masters or doctoral level) trainees in the related fields above with at least 2 years experience with children with special needs.
Program Director: Kimberly Busi, M.D.
Directors, The Quad Preparatory School: Kristin Berman, Ph.D., Melissa Malakoff, Psy.D., Emily Vizza, CCC-SLP
Director, The Quad Manhattan: Ashley Riviere
Quad faculty, field supervisors and mentors -all 2e experts - include psychiatrists, special and gifted educators, clinical psychologists, mental health counselors, speech and language pathologists and occupational therapists
ALL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE
Proven academic excellence
Collaborative, flexible and unflappable demeanor
Strong commitment to ALL requirements - do not apply if you cannot participate in all 10 -12 months of training
Resume • Official Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts • Detailed Personal Statement outlining your learning goals • 3 Letters of Reference
Mail or Email, The Quad Preparatory School: Dr. Kim Busi 25 Pine Street, 4 FL NYC 10005 email@example.com
Mail or Email, The Quad Manhattan: Ashley Riviere 291 Broadway Suite 1401 NYC 10007 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Written exams/presentations • Clinical work and/or lesson plans • Supervisors' written evaluations • Observations demonstrating mastery in clinical and educational methods
Application Due: Oct. 1, 2018
The Quad Preparatory School Placements follow the school's academic calendar
The Quad Manhattan Placements begin mid June '18 (training); 6 weeks full time summer camp July-Aug '18;
after school Sept`18-June '19