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Jacob Lemieux

M.A., M.Sc., OCT, O.T. Reg. (Ont.)

Summary

Seasoned Educator with 8+ years of teaching experience in TDSB, TVDSB, and abroad.  Previous experience as an Occupational Therapist and Technology Consultant has provided me with the opportunity in my current role as Assistive Technology Advisor to utilize my unique skill set to maximize the potential of severely Learning-Disabled students at Amethyst Demonstration School; Provincial Schools Branch of the Ministry of Education.   

Work experience

Jan 2016Present

Assistive Technology Advisor

Amethyst Demonstration School

Through presentations, webinars, small group workshops, and one-on-one sessions, I help my students fully utilize the full range of Assistive Technology software and hardware available.  I consult and collaborate with school staff and parents to establish a unique functional focus to embed the technology being accessed, resulting in a more meaningful experience with technology.

Accomplishments

  • Led presentations and Professional Development opportunities for Educational Assistants and SPSTs in the London Catholic School Board with respect to iPads in the classroom, AERO, Dragon Naturally Speaking, and Mindomo
  • Adapted and coordinated assistive technology training for parents and staff at Amethyst
  • Assisted with developing and implementing individualized assistive technology plans for students by assessing individual student needs with a "Technology Passport"
  • Perform clerical and administrative services in support of the assistive technology program such as compiling and maintaining inventory and vendor listings, collecting data, preparing statistical reports, conducting research and performing other duties as assigned
  • Proactively aid the IT staff onsite infrastructure and hardware troubleshooting
  • Utilize the SAMR model to guide technology implementation and practice


Sep 2015Dec 2015

Technology Consultant, LEARNstyle Inc.

Thames Valley District School Board

Trained both individual students and groups of students who were recently provided with SEA funded Assistive Technology.  Emphasis was on rapport building while integrating assistive technology in both the student's classroom environment and everyday life.  

Accomplishments

  • Led both individual and group training sessions in board and ministry approved software (i.e., Dragon, Kurzweil, Word Q. Smart Ideas, etc.)
  • Administered training with relationship building at the forefront, focusing on function (i.e., Comprehension, Idea Generation, etc.) and collaboration with relevant stakeholders


Sep 2012Dec 2015

School Health Occupational Therapist/ CBI/Pace Health

Erie-St.Clair CCAC

Provided school health support in both rural and urban schools in Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) and St. Clair Catholic School Board (SCCSB) funded by Community Care Access Centre (CCAC). Responsible for assessing, consulting, and treating a wide array of occupational related issues impeding a client's ability to access the curriculum and fully participate at school.  

Accomplishments

  • Responsible of assessment, appropriation and training of SEA funded equipment, especially Assistive Technology
  • Performed   a   wide-variety   of   diagnostic   and   outcome   measure   assessments,   including standardized and  non-standardized, to determine the  strengths and functional limitations of clients (i.e., Beery VMI, Jordan, Movement-ABC, and TVPS-R)

Education

20102012

Occupational Therapy (M.Sc.)

University of Western Ontario
  • Valedictorian of Graduating Class
  • Recipient of Ann Bossers Fieldwork Excellence Award
20022004

Child Study and Education (M.A.)

University of Toronto
  • Recipient of Robert Seth Kingsley Graduate Student Fellowship - awarded to the individual who best demonstrated potential for leadership and excellence in special education
  • Ontario Teaching Certificate
  • Affiliated with Ontario Institute of Education and Institute of Child Study
19982002

Sociology (B.A.)

University of Western Ontario
  • Dean’s Honour list 2000-02

Skills

Special Education
  • Special Education Part 1 Certified
  • Extensive experience working challenging therapeutic and educational settings (i.e., Medically Fragile, DD, LD, Autistic and Physically Disabled)
Assistive Technology
  • Proficient understanding in wide variety of Assistive Technology such as WordQ, SpeakQ, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Inspiration, Kurzweil 3000, Smart Ideas, Clicker 6, Mindomo, MS Office and Google Apps for Education
  • Google Certified Teacher

Professional Certifications and Accomplishments

20122016

Registered Occupational Therapist

College of Occupational Therapists (COTO)


20042016

Registered Elementary School Teacher

Ontario College of Teachers


2016

National Conference on Special Education and Assistive Technology

Association for Special Education Technlogy