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.

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.

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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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