Dept. of Justice and Human Services
- Ed.D. Nova Southeastern University
- M.S. Florida International University
- B.A. University of Miami
Marlene Sotelo-Bumberg, Ed.D., is an Adjunct Professor at NSU's College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), teaching graduate level courses in behavior analysis and autism spectrum disorders. As Director of Education and Training for the Broward County Satellite Office of the UMNSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, Dr. Sotelo is responsible for providing
services, programs, and overseeing clinical staff. Services include year round lecture/training series for parents and professionals, social skills/play groups for a variety of age groups, support and resource information to physicians and rehabilitation therapists in the community, technical assistance to educators working with students with autism and related disabilities, and direct assistance to families. Dr. Sotelo is the chair for the Insync with Autism Concert program and the statewide CARD Education committee where she oversees the UM-NSU DOE Partnership Program.
She worked in the Broward County School system for 3½ years, where she acquired experience as a special education, general education, and inclusion teacher. She subsequently provided therapeutic interventions to children with autism and other developmental disabilities both privately and at the Miami Children's Hospital Dan Marino Center for 5 years. Dr. Sotelo provides interventions in English, Spanish, and Italian. In addition to her teaching and music therapist certifications, she is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Sotelo has presented and consulted internationally on a variety of topics including effective teaching strategies, curriculum development, program monitoring, and positive behavioral support strategies for children with autism. Dr. Sotelo co-authored an article published in Early Childhood Connections: Journal of Music-and Movement-Based Learning, Fall 2003. In 2007, she wrote, recorded, and released the song Make a Difference to raise awareness and funding for autism.
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