The Bridge School

2016-2017 – Carmen Valcu, Bucharest, Romania

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My name is Carmen Valcu, I’m from Bucharest, Romania and I have been a Special Needs Teacher since 2009, in a class formed by students with severe, profound, associated intellectual and communication impairments. I have also worked as an ABA therapist for a few years and as a Speech and Language Pathologist after graduating with a Masters in Language and Speech Therapy.

I worked with children who have special educational needs such as severe mental disabilities, autism, ADHD, Down syndrome, neuromotor impairments, behavioral difficulties; all of them had complex communicational needs that limited their day-by-day life.

Being the Teacher in Residence at The Bridge School is an amazing enriching experience, from which I already gained new skills in the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication, that will give me the appropriate strategies to maximize the potential of every child I interact with and to use new approaches in managing the communication difficulties of their everyday existence.