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Personal Statement for the MA in Special Education
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PERSONAL STATEMENT 2
1. Describe one of more personal or professional goals that motivated you to apply for this
degree. How will completion of the MA in special education (applied behavior analysis)
program help you fulfill these goals?
Having worked with special needs children as an occupational therapist, I realized a need
to understand unique behaviors and development progresses to develop strategic therapeutic
programs. Parents in my social circles express their concerns about the dragged learning progress
and behavioral issues presented by their special needs children. Hence, my professional goal is to
acquire high-quality education that enlightens me on the science behind development, behavior,
and learning and promote progress among special needs children. The learned theories and
techniques will enable me to identify problematic behaviors impeding the students’ learning and
developing interventions that enhance behavioral change. Hence, completing the master’s
program in applied behavior analysis will help me develop the required competencies and
execute my professionalism when recommending personalized therapy plans. Generally, my
ability to apply the concepts and methods of behavioral analysis will promote behavioral
improvement that will see children develop confidence, self-esteem and evolve in their careers.
2. Describe a quality that you believe is critical in working with an individual with special
needs and include at least one situation where you have demonstrated this quality.
Patience is a critical quality required when working with an individual with special needs.
This quality can help me have an in-depth understanding of the individual’s needs. Through
patience, I can determine how to create a friendly environment that empowers the individual,
helping them develop confidence when performing tasks and sustaining a positive outlook
towards life. On this note, such individuals feel accepted, an aspect that I have encountered in
my community services and occupational therapy sessions. Sometime back, I visited a play club

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Running head: PERSONAL STATEMENT 1 Personal Statement for the MA in Special Education Student’s Name Professor’s Name Course Date PERSONAL STATEMENT 2 1. Describe one of more personal or professional goals that motivated you to apply for this degree. How will completion of the MA in special education (applied behavior analysis) program help you fulfill these goals? Having worked with special needs children as an occupational therapist, I realized a need to understand unique behaviors and development progresses to develop strategic therapeutic programs. Parents in my social circles express their concerns about the dragged learning progress and behavioral issues presented by their special needs children. Hence, my professional goal is to acquire high-quality education that enlightens me on the science behind development, behavior, and learning and promote progress among special needs children. The learned theories and techniques will enable me to identify problematic behaviors impeding the students’ learning and developing interventions that enhance behavioral change. Hence, completing the master’s program in applied behavior analysis will help me develop the required c ...
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