Special Education Teacher
Help disabled students learn and grow.
Every child deserves a quality education. But, when she’s not able to process information or pay attention like other children her age, she runs the risk of being asked to leave the classroom. Thank goodness for Developmentally Delayed Special Education Teachers, who have the training, knowledge, and patience to evaluate and teach children struggling with mental or physical disabilities.
When you’re a Developmentally Delayed Special Education Teacher, part of your job is to evaluate what’s going on with the child (you more commonly work with children, but some adults, too). That means you observe the child, review her work, and talk with her classroom Teacher. With the parent’s permission, a Developmentally Delayed Special Education Teacher might administer additional tests that help identify motor, hearing, eyesight, attention, or memory difficulties.
Once the child is in your classroom, you tailor your teaching to her needs. Perhaps she only retains information if it’s read to her, or she has better focus when standing. Maybe she learns through laughter, storytelling, or some other unique approach to teaching. You learn what works by being her friend, her Counselor, and her Teacher.
You might work one-on-one with a child or teach an entire class. Common ailments that you encounter include autism, ADHD, and dyslexia, to name but a few. It’s not easy to accommodate each individual need, but you’re rewarded when you see a student gain understanding, smile for the first time, or beam with pride at learning a new skill.