Special and Additional Needs Education Teaching Professionals

Special and additional needs education teaching professionals organise and provide instruction at a variety of different levels to children who have emotional, behavioural or learning difficulties or physical disabilities. These professionals may also work with exceptionally gifted pupils.

Entry Reqirements

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Typical Tasks

  • Discusses student’s progress with parents and other teaching professionals.
  • Updates and maintains students’ records to monitor development and progress.
  • Liaises with other professionals, such as social workers, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists.
  • Supervises students in classroom and maintains discipline.
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises to record and evaluate students’ progress.
  • Encourages the student to develop self-help skills to circumvent the limitations imposed by their disability.
  • Develops and adapts conventional teaching methods to meet the individual student’s needs.
  • Gives instruction, using techniques appropriate to the student’s disability.
  • Assesses student’s abilities, identifies student’s needs and devises curriculum and rota of teaching duties accordingly.
  • Creates a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment for students.

Desired Skills

Learning Strategies, Monitoring, Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Writing, Active Learning, Critical Thinking, Mathematics, Science

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