Dr. Eric Nach, Ph.D., M.Ed., ASD Cert. is a Developmental and Behavioral Specialist who has over 25 years’ experience treating and educating children, teens, young adults and their families. Dr. Nach is the President of the Nach Academy for Innovative Learning, where online and in person life empowering courses targeting “executive functioning” and “soft skills” are taught. He is also the CEO of the Support for Students Growth Center located in Boca Raton, Florida.
Dr. Nach has dedicated decades of his professional life in a therapist capacity treating children, teens, young adults, and their families, including 18 years as a Department Chairperson and Educator with the Palm Beach County School District, in South Florida. He is credited with creating “Autism Endorsement” courses and teaching Graduate students at Lynn University.
Dr Nach is a national speaker on topics such as;
Transitioning into High School, College, and Beyond;
Teen and Young Adult Behavioral Needs;
Social Skill Development for Children, Teens, and Young Adults;
Negotiating Perceptual Challenges with Teens and Young Adults;
Fostering Independent Living Skills;
Overcoming Transitioning Challenges for Students with “Executive Dysfunction”; and
Empowering College Success for Individuals with ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders), and ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders), to professionals in the field.
Dr. Nach is a professional consultant and trainer with multiple school districts and universities nationwide in addition to being a “consultant and advocate” for families at IEP, 504 and High School and College Transitioning meetings.
At their “Learning and Counseling Center” Dr. Nach and his team of professionals provide;
*High School, College, and Career Readiness Programs,
*Therapeutic Social Skills Groups,
*Executive Functioning Programs,
*Behavior Modification Programs,
*Individual and Family Coaching and Counseling, and
*Therapeutic Summer and Winter Camps
GAIL HIRSHFIELD, PH.D., M.S.ED., ASD CERTIFIED
Dr. Gail Hirschfield has over thirty years of experience, educating and working with children in diverse school environments. She has worked with students with a variety of learning styles and has significant experience, developing and implementing educational curriculum both for mainstream and special need students. Dr. Hirschfield served a variety of student populations including “general education”, students with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Specific Learning Difficulties. She has worked as a teacher and administrator both in the public and private school settings.
Dr. Hirschfield obtained a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, her Masters in Early Childhood and Elementary Education as well as a specialist’s degree in the area of Special Education. Additionally, she has completed her endorsement in the areas of both Gifted and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She designs Individual Education Plans, writes Functional Behavior Intervention Plans and teaches social skills along with grade level and modified curriculum. For 12 years as an administrator she mentored teachers on teaching and modeling appropriate communication, behavior and social skills to children with ASD’s. She has training and experience consulting with families, teachers and caregivers on the needs associated with all students in order to offer instruction and strategies for teaching and implementing educational materials and methods.
Currently Dr. Hirschfield works as an Educational Consultant, and assists families in making appropriate educational choices and decisions for their children and young adults. She successfully collaborates with local psychologists, teachers and a multi-disciplinary team to assist in meeting student’s needs and goals within their academic, social, community, work, and home environment. She continues to work with children and their families: teaching, advising, liaising and supporting positive change and development in their lives.
The Nach Academy For Innovative Learning, is privileged to have Dr. Hirshfield as a part of our TEAM.
ANNE DECOEUR, D. PHIL
Dr. DeCoeur is a lifelong learner with over 25 years as a special education teacher and professional. In her quest to make the most of her life while being of service to others, she earned her doctorate degree in 2007 in studies of a philosophical nature. She has spent 10 years as a special education teacher and advocate for students and their families needing special education services. In her role of advocate, she has worked directly with countless families preparing their students to transition out of high school to the next “page in the book of their lives”.
Dr DeCoeur has spent more than 12 years as an Special Education Specialist with Broward County Schools and had the privilege of working closely with children and families of children on and off of the autism spectrum. As a Special Education Specialist she spent a great deal of her day going into inclusion classrooms and helping other professional’s create and implement interventions to use with students. Dr. DeCoeur spent 3 years as the primary teacher in an autistic cluster site working directly with students, professionals and other teachers at Orange Brook Elementary School in Broward County.
The Nach Academy For Innovative Learning, considers itself very fortunate to have Dr. DeCoeur as their third member to have doctoral degrees and decades of experience serving our students, their families, professionals, and the community.
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