Sara is a Master's level Educational Specialist who uses her extensive training and experience to support families. She provides consultation and advocacy, helping families to receive the best possible intervention and services for their child. In addition to supporting families, Sara also provides consultation to professionals who need support in creating specialized intervention for students within the school setting.
Sara has over two decades of experience, educating children and providing support and training to families. She started her career as an Early Intervention Specialist and Early Education Educator. She spent many years in the classroom as an Early Childhood Special Education teacher, as well as a teacher for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Sara obtained her Bachelors of Science in Special Education with a specialization in Early Intervention and Family Studies from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She holds a Masters of Education with a major in Special Education and a focus on autism from Wayne State University in Michigan. Sara is a Certified Special Education teacher with the following three Special Education endorsements: Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Cognitive Impairments.
Sara is also a Licensed PLAY Project® Consultant and Provider as well as a Teaching PLAY Consultant, trained directly by its founder, Dr. Richard Solomon M.D. Her services include training to parents, as well as professionals in this model. This parent implemented approach was developed from the Floortime/ DIR model. Sara helps families build a relationship with their child through PLAY.
As well as being a master clinician in this model, Sara is a PLAY Project Supervisor who provides training and supervision globally, for professionals who are pursuing the PLAY Project and Teaching PLAY Certification.