Special needs teachers

Duties and tasks

  • Assessing students' abilities and limitations with regard to intellectual, physical, social and emotional impairments, exceptional intellectual gifts, or other special situations
  • Designing or modifying curricula and preparing and delivering programmes, lessons and activities adapted to students’ abilities and needs
  • Giving instruction on an individual or group basis using special techniques or aids appropriate to students’ needs
  • Employing special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory
  • Establishing and enforcing rules for behaviour and policies and procedures to maintain order among students
  • Teaching academic subjects, and practical and self-help skills to students with hearing, sight and other impairments
  • Stimulating and developing students’ confidence, interests, abilities, manual skills and coordination
  • Conferring with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons for special needs students
  • Preparing and maintaining student data and other records and submitting reports
  • Administering various forms of assessment and evaluating progress of each student
  • Conferring with students, parents, head teachers and other relevant professionals involved in the students’ care to develop individual educational plans designed to promote students' development

    Skill level

    Highly skilled
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