Darlene S. Ohlenbusch
OBJECTIVE: To assist
students with educational
and personal needs by developing, recommending, and providing the appropriate
services to facilitate their growth.
College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02167
M.Ed. Special Education Rehabilitation / Multihandicapped Deaf-Blind (3.85)
Russell Sage College,
Troy, NY 12180
B.S. Special Education / Elementary Education (3.66 Cum Laude)
C.A.S.E. Collaborative, Concord,
Currently teaching a class of
elementary school aged children with developmental delays. Taught middle
school aged children with moderate and severe special needs during previous
Created Augmentative Communication
Systems for students.
Developed and implemented student
Started a community component to
the classroom program.
Coordinated integration and reverse
Taught a beginning sign language
course to Lincoln school students and staff. Assisted the music teacher
in school concerts by teaching the children songs to perform using sign
Supervised student teachers from
Lesley, Fitchburg State and Simmons Colleges.
Transistioned the class from one
serving students with developmental delays to one specializing in PDD.
Developed the current C.A.S.E.
Collaborative MS Word I.E.P. Template.
Currently in the process of writing
a C.A.S.E. classroom section for the Smith School Homepage.
Recommended software purchases
to the Lincoln Special Education Director.
Developed a classroom brochure
describing the program.
Created an educational software
review, by organizing reviews of a variety of software packages including
academic areas, reference, language, edutainment, and desk top publishing.
Assistant Supervisor, C.A.S.E.
Collaborative Summer School
C.A.S.E. Collaborative, Concord,
On sight assistant supervisor
for the C.A.S.E. Collaborative summer school program consisting of 12 classrooms
and corresponding staff.
Assisted in the interviewing, hiring
and supervision of the professional and paraprofessional staff members.
Coordinated and reviewed all summer
Arranged all summer school assemblies.
Coordinated the move of equipment
and supplies to the summer school setting.
Liaison between the summer school
program and off sight administrators.
Teacher, Deaf/Blind Program
Perkins School for the Blind,
Watertown, MA 02172
Taught students age nine through
nineteen with multiple disabilities including dual sensory impairments,
cerebral palsy, cognitive delays, and neurological disorders. Used a variety
of augmentative communication and computer devices to facilitate growth
in communication skills.
With colleagues wrote a functional
academic curriculum and unit based curriculum.
Extensive experience working with
a behavioral psychologist writing, implementing and keeping records on
student behavioral plans.
Adapted toys and equipment to facilitate
use by children and adolescents with physical disabilities.
Planned and coordinated recreation
programs in the residential setting.
Trained in Crisis Prevention and
Physical Intervention procedures.
Houseparent for two residences
of Perkins staff and students.
The Council for Exceptional
Children, National Coalition on Deaf-Blindness, Japan Society of Boston,
Massachusetts Teacher's Association
Sign Language (Advanced), Computers
(PC, MAC, Microsoft Office, HTML, Internet), Designing Augmentative Communication
Systems, Adapting toys and equipment, Trained in CPPI (Crisis Prevention
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