Home Therapy Teacher

Instruct parents of handicapped children in the therapy techniques.
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Very Good

Salary Range
$35,000 – $82,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Home Therapy Teachers do?

Instructs parent of mentally- and physically-handicapped children in therapy techniques and behavior modification: Observes and plays with child and confers with child’s parents and other professionals periodically to obtain information relating to child’s mental and physical development. Evaluates child’s responses to determine levels of child’s physical and mental development. Determines parent’s ability to comprehend and apply therapeutic and behavior modification techniques and parent’s social and emotional needs to formulate teaching plan. Develops individual teaching plan covering self-help, motor, social, cognitive, and language skills development for parents to implement in home. Instructs parents individually or in groups in behavior modification, physical development, language development, and conceptual learning exercises and activities. Revises teaching plan to correspond with child’s rate of development. Counsels parents and organizes groups of parents in similar situations to provide social and emotional support for parents. Refers parents and child to social service agencies and facilities for additional services and financial assistance. Consults and coordinates plans with other professionals. Teaches preschool subjects, such as limited vocabulary sign language and color recognition, to children capable of learning such subjects.


Should I be a Home Therapy Teacher?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Handicapped Teacher, HI Itinerant Teacher, Parent Trainer, Teacher, Home Therapy

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