My name is Maryann Roco, I am a teacher in the full day ABA program at the DAELC. I am married to my husband Greg and am a mother of two wonderful boys, Joseph and Massimo. I enjoy being outdoors and spending quality time with my family. My hobbies are walking, playing soccer, and cooking for my family. I received a degree in Special Education from Kean University in January of 2000. This is my 20th year teaching here in Marlboro. I currently have 24 years experience working with children with Autism/Special needs. I also had the opportunity to work in a private school for 4 years and to provide private home therapy for students. I have completed a variety of workshops and in-services to further my knowledge in the field of Autism. I take pride in my classroom and love both the rewards and challenges that it brings.
My class is taught using behavioral and sensory strategies within a developmental context. We are currently using the VB-MAPP Assessment in the classroom as our curriculum guide. In my class, all lessons are taught by thematic units and a multi-sensory approach is used continuously as well. This encourages language in the classroom that is carried out throughout our day. We place a heavy emphasis on natural environment teaching and making sure we are all enjoying each moment as we learn. Every minute counts!
Always remember to be proud of your child's progress and accomplishments. Continue to praise him/her tremendously for a job well done. Your continuous support and follow through at home is essential to your child’s success.
Week 13 last week of Virtual Learning
Week 12 : 6/8 Carnival/Circus Theme
Happy Monday! Please see Home Instruction tab/or email for theme activities for the week. We are slowing down with assignments and sessions as next week is our last week of school. If you have any questions or concerns please let me know.
Virtual Field Day Info
Virtual Field Day is this Friday 6/5 Field day video link
List of supplies:
sidewalk chalk (stations 1 & 13)
3 sheets of paper (station 3)
bucket or laundry basket (stations 3,7,11)
2 milk jugs or gallon water bottles (station 5)
water bottle (station 7)
10 empty plastic cups (solo cups) (station 9)
balloons (stations 9 & 12)
paper plate (station 9)
ball of any size (station 11)
deck of cards (station 14)
space for exercise/movements (stations 2,4,6,8,10,15)
Week 11 🙌Home Instruction
Week 10 Home Instruction Assignment -
Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone had a restful memorial day weekend and ready to get back to our remote learning. Please see posted assignments and activities for this week. You can print and do at least 2 of the worksheets for this shortened week. This week at our circle I will ask each child to share either a worksheet or art activity they completed. Keep up the good work! If you have any questions or concerns please let me know.