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Teaching Special Needs

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 03:22 AM
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Today there are many important jobs. Teaching special needs although tough is very rewarding.   Early childhood is very crucial. It allows children the opportunity to step out in life on the right foot. It allows them to be able to learn all they need to know while growing from infant/toddler into being preschoolers and even kindergartners. Teachers have such a great role in a child's life. There are a few stages of the role a teacher plays in a child's life. My teacher, My care taker. My teacher, my friend. My teacher my, knowledge bank. The last stage is my teacher, my inspiration.

There are many different types of educational programs for children with special needs such as: learning disabilities, speech or language impairments, mental retardation, emotional disturbance, multiple disabilities, hearing impairments, orthopedic impairments, visual impairments, autism, combined deafness and blindness, traumatic brain injury, and other health impairments. For children with special needs they need to be put into one of these categories so the teachers know exactly what they need to help each child with. Early intervention is very important in educating all children with disabilities.

When teaching children with special needs teachers use various types of   techniques to help the learning process be easier for the children. Depending on the servarity of the child's disability, teaching methods can be as easy as an individualized instructor, assignments for problem solving, and having children work in small groups. Also teachers see that quiz and test taking is made easy for the children. The two main things the teachers do to help is lengthening the time spent on the test and reading the tests to them.

Teaching special needs children is a lot different from teaching typical children. There are a lot more steps and qualifications you need to know before becoming a special needs teacher. All states require that you be licensed which means that a...

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