“INCLUDEnyc Talk with Melinda Burke: Working With and Through Your Child’s Behaviors

“INCLUDEnyc Talk with Melinda Burke: Working With and Through Your Child’s Behaviors


Monday, February 13, 2023 — 6:30 – 8PM (VIRTUAL)

Melinda Burke, a family educator at INCLUDEnyc and founding member of The Bench – BKCM’s very own Music Therapy Parent Support Collective, returns in February with a short presentation about working with and through your child’s behaviors. The discussion will include the basics of the Pyramid Model (the most often used model in special education schools across NYC) and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and how to use these methodologies at home and in the community. The presentation will be followed by an open discussion/Q&A where parents can ask questions and share any solutions/tips with one another.

Register for this Zoom discussion here.

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Bio: Melinda originally came to INCLUDEnyc as a mother who was trying to understand and navigate the special education system in New York City. She eventually turned that experience into a career, becoming a NYS certified teacher with a Master’s Degree in Special Education from City College. Melinda worked for 17 years in NYCDOE’s D75 as a classroom teacher, a SETSS provider, and a Unit Coordinator, followed by several years as a preschool special education teacher. Melinda is especially passionate about the importance of families as part of each child’s educational team. She is thrilled to be helping people with disabilities and their families feel nurtured and supported within their own community while proudly taking their place in the larger world. As an incredible parent and member of our BKCM Music Therapy program, Melinda also is a co-founder of The Bench, a BKCM Music Therapy Parent Support Collective to create community and friendships amongst parents, offering advice, practical information, and emotional support.  

Learn more about INCLUDEnyc at includenyc.org.