Laura Bates

Laura Bates

WI

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Let me first introduce myself. I grew up outside of Colorado Springs at the base of Pikes Peak.  I received a double Bachelors in Special Education and Elementary Education from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. Then I received my Master in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Oklahoma. I am currently working on my Supervision hours for my BCBA. My husband and I met in Mazatlan Mexico working at an orphanage for children with special needs. He is a Physical Therapist in Midwest City.
When I was very young, I was diagnosed with severe learning disabilities but a high intelligence. I was told I would never learn how to read or write and that I needed to learn artesian skills to support myself later in life. I grew up in the Special Education classroom. With my parents’ support, I learned how to adapt and work hard. I eventually learned how to read and write, I taught myself how to succeed in a world that does not accommodate a person who cannot read or write well. I want to spend the rest of my life working with children that have been told they cannot succeed. In particular, I focus on behavior's that impede a student's growth and potential. I have worked with a wide range of abilities, diagnoses, and behaviors.

            Progress and change is impossible without parental support and my program would not run without it. No one knows your child better than yourself. It will take us, together, teaming up to help your child reach their potential. I am always open to hearing from you and meeting with you. The best way to contact me is through my email. 

            My work hours are posted below, you are welcome to schedule a time with me to meet during my work hours. If those times do not work for you, let me know and we will arrange something else.

 

My hours: 8:00am till 3:00pm

  LauraBates@dcsok.org