Kate Panfile is a Certified Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant with over 15-years of experience in the Education field. Mrs. Panfile received her B.S. in Mathematics from The Pennsylvania State University and her M.Ed. in Special Education from William Paterson University, where she presented her thesis on the “Impact of Co-Teaching Models on Student and Teacher Perceptions and Attitudes.” She earned a Post-Master’s Certificate as a Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant. She has extensive knowledge of assessment and the school evaluation process. She can conduct an extensive battery of Educational Assessments for an Educational and/or Dyslexia Evaluation(s). She has been trained on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) as well as the Monteiro Interview Guidelines for Diagnosing Asperger’s Syndrome: A Team-Based Approach (MIGDAS-2), both of which allow for the identification of Autism in toddlers, children, adolescents as well as adults. She trained under Norm Geller, Ph.D., for the ADOS-2 and Marilyn J. Monteiro, Ph.D., creator, for the MIGDAS-2.
In addition to assessment and evaluation, Mrs. Panfile specializes in academic support and executive function coaching with concentrations in the areas of mathematics and neurodiversity with an emphasis on Autism and ADHD. Before coming to The Morris Psychological Group, Mrs. Panfile held several roles on the IEP team including general education teacher, special education teacher, and case manager within the Pre-K through 12 school system as well as the post-secondary educational setting. Her extensive experience inside and outside of the classroom supports her expertise in accommodating learning differences, implementing varying tiers of intervention across all settings, and IEP/504 plan review and development. She is committed to helping individuals, families, and educators navigate and implement the IEP/504 plan process individually, through workshops as well as professional development opportunities.
Most notably, Mrs. Panfile is an advocate for Allyship always and in all ways. She supports neurodiversity-affirming practices and is committed to supporting neurodiverse voices and their experiences. Mrs. Panfile approaches all individuals through a strengths-based lens, which allows for each individual as well as their family to have a truly personalized experience. Mrs. Panfile is a member of several professional organizations, including the New Jersey Association of Learning Consultants (NJALC) and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).
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