Jim Pestaner


Use behavioral approaches (e.g. ABA/CBT) by
  • Developing relationships with client-students and family to identify meaningful goals and interventions
  • Working with clinicians to promote healthy behaviors and reduce harmful or undesirable behaviors
  • Helping clients work on stress reduction and executive function activities
  • Assist clients to report self-progress as a part of reflective practices and formal settings
  • Provide therapy through exercise, community outings, daily life activities, music, puzzles, journaling, reflection, and meditation
Experience with Documenting and Reporting:
  • Required state reporting of daily and monthly progress for the waiver and other state programs
  • SMART Goal-Setting
  • So-What Outcomes
  • Formal plans for housing and self-improvement
  • Ability to research and navigate guidelines: internal policies, HIPAA, PII, Autism Waiver, US and MD Court orders
  • Provide 1-on-1 peer support: eCPR, tutoring, homework help, Daily Living Activity evaluation (DLA), evidence-based practices
  • Experience researching benefits and resources for autistic and at-risk adults and children to obtain housing (Housing Opportunities Commission HOC, Housing Unlimited HUI, public and private shelters), employment, living-site improvement, and personal organization skills; family/child/adult care including meal preparation, homework help, and tutoring.
  • MS Technology Management. (UMUC Technology Management)
  • Passed coursework and comprehensive exam for Ph.D. (Capella Organizational Management)
  • Continuously building skills to maintain certifications, become familiar with new teaching concepts, and maintain an understanding of practical applications of behavioral approaches

Experience Summary
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