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Thanks so much for stopping by to learn more about me! I would love the opportunity to work with your family as you embark on your homeschooling journey.


Hi! I'm Dr. Nicole Caldwell, and I've been teaching children and teens with autism for about 16 years. I work with children in their homes to help them learn social skills, communication and language, and academics.

I specialize in teaching:

  • Language and communication skills (during play-based activities),

  • Dyslexia reading intervention,

  • In-home math instruction for students who have difficulties with understanding and retaining math and/or anxiety about math, and

  • Science/coding/3D modeling tutoring for all ages.


If you live in the Dallas or Rockwall areas of Texas, and would like more information, please send me a message. I'm happy to answer questions or set-up a free initial consultation. 


If you're outside of the Dallas/Rockwall area, I offer online teaching and tutoring via video conferencing. Send me a message if you'd like more information or to set-up a free initial consultation (via video conferencing). Thank you!

Dr. Nicole Caldwell
Detailed Background for Dr. Caldwell

To give you a detailed summary of my background, here's an overview of training, workshops, and certifications I've completed:

  • Master's Degree in Special Education

  • PhD in Special Education/Autism

  • Texas Classroom Teacher Certification in General Education (Early Childhood - 4th Grade)

  • Texas Classroom Teacher Certification in Special Education (Early Childhood - 12th Grade)

  • Pivotal Response Treatment Certification Level 1 (Currently Working on Level II)

  • Graduate Academic Certificate in Autism Intervention

  • Lower Elementary Montessori Teacher

  • Montessori Art Teacher Certification

  • The Barton System (Dyslexia Intervention) - Certifications in Progress


Disclaimer: I am not a BCBA, SLP, or psychologist, and do not provide Applied Behavior Analysis, speech therapy, or psychology services.


Nicole is highly knowledgeable and passionate about the creation and implementation of effective and functional interventions for children with autism and their families. Moreover, Nicole is a very deep thinker and hard worker. Nicole consistently amazes me with her intelligent, creative, and thorough contributions! An asset to any team hoping to positively impact the lives of children with autism and their families.


How Can I Help Your Family?



I work with children and their families in Rockwall, Texas (and the surrounding cities) on:

  • Math and Science Tutoring

  • Dyslexia Intervention Tutoring

  • "Play to Learn" Communication and Social Skills Instruction

  • Art Lessons for Children with Autism

Curriculum and Book Reviews


There are so many choices out there for homeschool curriculum! Here, you'll find detailed reviews and information about curriculum and autism books so that you can make informed decisions for your child.


I can also create customized lesson plans and learning activities that blend academic subjects with your child's favorite interests and individual learning styles. I love to make learning motivating for your child!

Nothing on this website should be considered legal advice. You are advised to contact a homeschool organization, such as the Texas Homeschool Coalition or the HSLDA for answers to specific questions.

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