Episode 17 - Melanie Leonardo, Intervention Specialist in Frisco ISD

Melanie Leonardo is an intervention specialist in Frisco ISD. She is a wife and mom of a son who has been diagnosed with autism, intellectual disability (ID), cerebral palsy, and cortical visual impairment. Melanie has been in the field of special education for six years now. She started as a middle school theatre teacher, and has been on quite a journey to where she is now.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

- ECI- Early Childhood Intervention
https://hhs.texas.gov/services/disability/early-childhood-intervention-services

- Proloquo2go (iPad app.)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/proloquo2go/id308368164?mt=8

- Baby Center
https://www.babycenter.com/


- Welcome to Holland
https://www.pdx.edu/students-with-children/sites/www.pdx.edu.students-with-children/files/Welcome%20to%20Holland.pdf

- Frisco ISD (ACCESS Program)
http://www.friscoisd.org/

- Hope Park
https://lifestylefrisco.com/hope-park-a-unique-park-experience-on-your-frisco-doorstep/

-AUsome Moms
http://ausomemoms.org/
 

 

Chelsi Pruitt