​​​​​​EDUCATIONAL THERAPY SOLUTIONS​

Education
Specialized Training
Memberships
Volunteer Experience
Professional Experience

ABOUT ME

Patrick J. Bunnemeyer, MA, BCET
Board Certified Educational Therapist

Credentialed Special Education Teacher (Mild-Moderate)


Education:

  • Board Certified Educational Therapist Certificate – Association of Educational Therapists
  • MA - Special Education (With Distinction) – California State University, Northridge
  • Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Teaching Credential Level II – California State University, Northridge
  • Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development Certificate – California State University, Northridge
  • BA - Psychology – Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ


Specialized Training:

  • University of Kansas Strategic Instruction Model

     *Learning Strategies

     *Strategic Instruction in the Content Areas

  • Multiple Reading Programs – Ask



Memberships:

  • 2000 to Present - Association of Educational Therapists (AET)
  • 2009 to Present - International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
  • 2023 to Present - Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPPA)
  • 2004 to 2007 - California Association of Resource Specialists and Special Education Teachers


Volunteer Experience(s):


  • April 2019 to April 2022 - Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center

​    Served on the Board of Directors and as Secretary ​


Professional Experience:

Over the last three decades, I have worked with children in a variety of unique settings.  At the beginning of my career (before I was a credentialed teacher), some of these settings were somewhat challenging and included a private residential school for developmentally disabled students with severe learning and behavioral problems - the Devereux School.  Later, when my focus shifted towards becoming a classroom teacher, I worked in a variety of different public schools- first as a teaching assistant (one year in middle school and one year in high school) and then as a substitute teacher.  I received my teaching credential in 1999 and went on to teach in the classroom for eight years: elementary (4 yrs.), middle school (2 yrs.), and high school (2 yrs.). I have also worked for private schools, in a private clinical setting, in my own office, and in the private homes of my students.  All of these rich and varied professional experiences have significantly contributed to my development as a teacher for students both with and without learning differences.