Jean B. Yoshida finds immense joy by working with children in all capacities!
Jean received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Disorders from San Diego State University. She has nearly 15 years of experience working in the field of special education in which she has held various roles to assist children in classrooms, their homes and community. In addition to supporting educators and administrators to meet students’ academic goals, she has collaborated with parents to address behavioral needs of her students as well. She is trained in the areas of Applied Behavior Analysis, Picture Exchange Communication System, Discrete Trial Training, Pivotal Response Training, and Behavioral Contingencies.
Since joining the Lyon Learning Center teaching staff, she has been fully trained to provide sensory integration strategies through Integrated Listening Systems and the Interactive Metronome. Additionally, Jean is trained to provide literacy instruction using Orton Gillingham strategies through a program called the Wilson Training Reading and Language Program.
Jean continues to volunteer at events to help fundraise for both autism and specifically brain cancer research. She has been a Wish Grantor for the Make-A-Wish Foundation for the past two years, helping make the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions come true.