Special education is the method of
Interventions designed to help individuals with
Special needs to help them achieve a higher
Level of personal self-sufficiency and success.
This involves individually planned and
Systematically monitored teaching
Procedures, equipment and materials
Diploma in Special Education
B.Ed. (Special Education)
M.Ed. (Special Education)
M. Phil. (Special Education
Pass 10+2 from any subject for diploma courses. Bachelor Degree in any discipline from any
Recognized University for higher courses.
National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD), Chennai, Tamil Nadu
National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped, Secunderabad, Telangana
Indian Institute of Health Education & Research, Patna, Bihar
SKILLS REQUIRED FOR SPECIAL EDUCATOR
There are many skills specific to special education teachers, including empathy, patience, and organization.
Critical-thinking skills: A special education must accurately assess students' progress and adjust lessons to their needs.
Patience: These students often require different methods of instruction and aren't always immediately responsive to receiving it. It can be a difficult job, and the ability to step back briefly and take a deep breath can be critical.
Communication skills: These teachers must be able to communicate with parents, other teachers, and administrators, in addition to the children under their supervision.
Innovation: Not every one of these children can be taught in the same way. A good special education teacher will be able to conceive of different ways of reaching students and guiding them to progress.
Designing Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs)
Collaborating with parents and school staff to track students’ progress
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR SPECIAL EDUCATOR
Assess students’ abilities and craft teaching plan
Adaptive learning materials to students’ needs
Keep track of and reflect on students’ progress
Monitor children’s behavior patterns and arrange appropriate interventions if needed
Find engaging activities to teach skills (e.g. Drawing and theater drama)
Manage classroom crises and resolve conflict
Prepare students for transition to the next grade
Inform parents about their children’s performance and potential problems
Coach/mentor other professionals who work with children with disabilities
Collaborate with the support staff (e.g. School counselors and speech therapists) to create holistic intervention plans