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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.

Dr. Nicole Caldwell, teaching a college course for future special education teachers.

Hi! I'm Dr. Nicole Caldwell, and I've been teaching children and teens with autism for about 12 years. I work with children in their homes to help them learn social skills, communication and language, and academics.


My background is in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Montessori. I use these types of teaching methods in a way that is relaxed, natural, fun, play-based, and respectful of the wonderful uniqueness of children with autism.

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're interested in  live in the Dallas or Rockwall areas of Texas, please send me a message if you have questions or would like a free initial consultation. Thank you!

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?



Learn more about personalized homeschool consulting to make sure your child has a positive and successful learning experience.


If you're in the north Texas area, you can also learn more about tutoring and teaching that I can provide to your child in the convenience of your home.

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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