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 14 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),
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 instruction in middle and high school math, coding, and 3D modeling 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
Graduate Academic Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
Lower Elementary Montessori Teacher
Disclaimer: I am not a BCBA, and do not provide Applied Behavior Analysis services. I simply have a background in these methods, having taken many ABA courses during my Master's and Ph.D. programs, as well as working in ABA centers. ABA does influence my teaching style, but my tutoring and teaching is not intended to be ABA services. I am also not a speech-language pathologist, and do not provide these type of 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
"Play to Learn" Communication and Social Skills Instruction
Art Lessons for Children with Autism
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!