Ms. Lenore Dweck is a licensed behavior analyst who has worked extensively with children, adolescents and young adults with special needs. Lenore brings to the Southfield Center nearly 30 years of experience in special education. Presented with a Dedication and Achievement Award by the Foundation for Educating Children with Autism, Lenore has wide-ranging experience working with and training parents and educators and their children and students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Social-Emotional Disorders, and other developmental disabilities.
Prior to joining Southfield Center, Lenore was employed by the New Canaan Public Schools as Coordinator for Special Education overseeing special needs students ranging from Preschool to Sixth grade. During her time as an administrator for a public school Lenore cultivated a trusting relationship with not only the teams of special educators who worked under her guidance, but also with the many families whose children were in the need of a specialized instruction. Having a strong moral compass, Lenore used her enthusiasm and compassion to develop programs for students using best practices and interventions in special education.
Prior to taking on the position as Coordinator of Special Education, Lenore was independently employed as an Educational and Behavioral Consultant providing behavioral services to school districts in both New York and Connecticut. From 1994 to 2000 Lenore served as both Executive and Clinical Director for the Devereux Millwood Learning Center, a private school specializing in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Lenore’s professional background includes extensive consulting, parent coaching, social skill training, conference, and workshop speaking engagements as well as the development of functional behavior assessments, positive behavior support plans, and ecological assessments. Additionally, Lenore has taught at Teachers College Columbia University.
Lenore holds a B.S. in Education from Texas Christian University with a focus on Special Education and was awarded a M.S. in Education with a Focus on Behavioral Science from Teachers College Columbia University. Beyond her master’s degree Lenore continued her education at Teachers College studying both administration and curriculum design.