Special Needs Teacher

Special Needs Teachers teach academic and living skills to primary, middle or intermediate, and secondary school students with particular learning difficulties using various techniques.

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    Overview

    Special Needs Teachers teach academic and living skills to primary, middle or intermediate, and secondary school students with particular learning difficulties using various techniques.

    Day-to-day

    • assess students' abilities and limitations
    • plans, organises and implements special programmes to provide remedial or advanced tuition
    • administers various forms of assessment and interprets the results
    • teaches basic academic subjects, and practical and self-help skills to children with special needs
    • devises instructional materials, methods and aids to assist in training and rehabilitation
    • advises, instructs and counsels parents and teachers on the availability and use of special techniques
    • stimulates and develops interests, abilities, manual skills and co-ordination
    • confers with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons for special needs students
    • prepares and maintains student data and other records and submits reports.

    Considerations

    • Stressful

    To become a Special Needs Teacher

    • You need a bachelor degree in education majoring in special education to work as a Special Needs Teacher. Qualified teachers may complete postgraduate qualifications to specialise as a Special Needs Teacher.

      Find a Bachelor of Education with Special Education

    • Registration or licencing is required.

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