Raising our Gifted Children with Sara Troy with her guest Susie Parrish Lala on The Forgotten Children series, on air from April 30th
Susie is a retired educator who has over 18 years in education and 10 years in the behavioural health field. She has a bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation and 3 Master’s degree’s in education: Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education, and School Counseling/School Psychology.
Susie is a trained Biofeedback therapist and worked 4 years in private practice. She specialized in wellness and stress management.
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Susie began her teaching career as a Kindergarten teacher and literally, has taught every grade level. She became the Learning Disability Specialist and Counselor for the Disability Resource Center at a community college in California. When her supervisor retired, she became the Program Coordinator for the Disability Resource Center.
During this time Susie was a fierce advocate for the rights of students and ensuring that legally mandated accommodations were provided. She was one of the counsellors for Foster Youth transitioning to college and helped these students to utilize all available resources to ensure their success and transition out of foster care.
Susie taught stress management to most of her students at their level regardless of grade. She incorporated stress management as part of the curriculum in her Learning Strategies Course she taught at the Community College level.