Balint, Maria

Inspire Together!

Mrs. Maria Balint

Ext. 5508

Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year!!

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Mental Health Prevention and Wellness

Behaviorist/ Counselor Role 
  Mrs. Rosenthal and I will continue to make sure that we are enhancing your child’s social, emotional, and behavioral well being to 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.  

Both Mrs. Rosenthal and I will also be conducting 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 to offer small group counseling during lunchtime for students who need extra support with their social skills, decision making, self-esteem or emotion regulation.  

We also will be continuing activities and assemblies for Week of Respect, National 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.  I have been a Behaviorist at Piscataway for the last five 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.