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About Joy
Name:
Joy Aginsky
Location (City,State):
Wellesley, MA
What is your role in Special Education?:
Speech-Language Pathologist
State and National Certifications:
American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) Certified
Licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Areas of Professional and Personal Interest::
Autism, Social Thinking ®, Language Learning Disabilities, Narrative Intervention
Bio:
Currently Joy is working as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the Framingham, MA public school system. She primarily services students with Language Learning Disabilities, Auditory Processing Disorders, Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. However, Joy’s career as a speech-language pathologist began differently than most professionals in the field. A passion for the arts as a teenager led her to obtain a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth in 2004. While developing her communication skills as an artist through clay using the potter’s wheel, she became inspired with the science of expression and pursued a Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders from Southern Connecticut State University, which she completed in 2007.

In the fall of 2010 Joy was awarded her first grant from the Framingham Education Foundation. She participated in a multi-day workshop presented by Maryellen Moreau, the founder and creator of MindWing Concepts, and led a Story Grammar Marker pilot program for regular and special educators at her school.

Joy’s special interests include assessing and treating social cognitive deficits and using narrative intervention to increase student’s language and comprehension skills. In the spring of 2010 she participated in Michelle Garcia Winner’s Mentor Program at the Social Thinking ® clinic in California where she learned to accurately compose and run Social Thinking ® lessons. Joy recently co-wrote and was awarded a Special Education Improvement Grant and has trained colleagues in social skills intervention using parts of the Social Thinking ® Curriculum and Superflex program throughout the thirteen schools in her district.

When Joy is not working directly with students she divides her time between diagnostic report writing, consulting with educators on various communication strategies, and researching current practices in order to make the best treatment decisions. She remains an active ceramic artist, and is regularly inspired in her work as a special educator through her artistic explorations. Traveling with her husband Alex and training her puppy Lucy are a source of delight and motivation. They remind Joy that communication transcends boundaries while taking on many different forms, connecting us more deeply to the people we care about, our surroundings, and our every day lives.
Education:
Master of Science in Communication Disorders, Southern Connecticut State University
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
Languages Spoken:
English
Are you available for private services?:
evaluation, consultation
Additional Information:
Please contact me at: Joy@allspecialed.com for more information about private services.

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