Balint, Maria

Inspire Together!


Mrs. Maria Balint

Behaviorist/Counselor

Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays, and Fridays
Phone Ext: 5508
Email: mbalint@pway.org



Positive Parenting Tips for the Summer
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Summer Parenting Tips Article


The Transition to Middle School: Tips for Parents
Middle School Transition Tips Article 

 

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Homework
Homework_a_Guide_for_Parents.pdf
Resiliency
http://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources/mental-health/prevention-and-wellness-promotion/building-resiliency-helping-children-learn-to-weather-tough-times
Mental Health Prevention and Wellness
http://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources/mental-health/prevention-and-wellness-promotion/supporting-childrens-mental-health-tips-for-parents-and-educators
Gratitude 
http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/61561/25-thankfulness-activities-kids
Mindfulness

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-18136/7-fun-ways-to-teach-your-kids-mindfulness.html


Counselor/Behaviorist Role
 

Mrs. Rosenthal and I will continue to make sure that we are enhancing your child’s social, emotional, and behavioral well being in school to help foster their learning in the classroom.  

As a Behaviorist, I conduct observations, collect data and implement interventions for children who need extra support with their behavior in the classroom.

We will continue to conduct classroom lessons in your child’s classroom on topics such as responsibility, respect, anti-bullying, kindness, emotional management, conflict resolution, community, peer interactions, problem solving, self-awareness, and transitions.  

We also will be continuing activities and assemblies for Week of Respect, School Violence Awareness Week, National School Counselors Week, and Career Awareness Day.  



Meet the Behaviorist

My name is Maria Balint, the Behaviorist for Arbor Intermediate School, on Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays, and Fridays.  I am also one of the behaviorists at Grandview Elementary School.  I have been a Behaviorist at Piscataway for the last three years.  I am a certified School Psychologist with Master of Science in School Psychology from Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Prior to working at Piscataway Township Schools, I was a School Psychologist for nine years in Northeast, PA, and completed my School Psychology internship on Long Island, NY where I grew up.  My 15 years of psychology experience includes working with children and teens with ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, ODD, Bipolar Disorder, learning disabilities, and drug addiction.