My major duties were to assist the class by helping the students while doing work, making hand written copies, doing errands, and just helping when I was needed with various things. I also established an adopt a classroom program between the school in the Dominican and a school in Penn Yan, N.Y.
The best aspects were being in another country and experiencing life as an everyday citizen of the Dominican Republic. Also, I loved the kids!
I assisted an occupational therapist in an orphanage,worked one-on-one with the children, and participated in play-based therapy. I also assisted in teaching American Sign Language (ASL) to local pediatric teachers.
I taught ASL to an abandoned, deaf 3-year-old and cared for the children in the hospital.