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At Indian School of Excellence, special
educators work with special education students for several hours a day
in a resource room, separate from their general education classroom.
They are also acting as co-teacher in general education classes to provide required
assistance to children with special needs and also give class room support.
Co-teaching which is recent practiced strategy in schools of United States of
America, helps enables the school to provide effective inclusion education. This
collaboration fulfills the goal of Government project "Sarva
Siksha Abhyan" and "Right
A large part of a special educator involves communicating and
coordinating with others involved in the child's well-being, including parents,
social workers, school psychologists, occupational and physical therapists,
school administrators, and other teachers.
What do Special Educators do?
Special education teachers
work with students with severe cognitive, emotional and primarily teaching them life skills and
The majority of special education teachers work with
children with mild to moderate disabilities, using or modifying the general
education curriculum to meet the child's individual needs and providing required
The various types of disabilities that may
qualify individuals for special education programs are as follows:
Retardation - Slow Learners
Students are identified
under one or more of these categories. Early identification of a child with
special needs is an important part of a special education teacher's job, because
early intervention is essential in educating children with disabilities.
Special education teachers use
various techniques to promote learning. Depending on the student,
teaching methods can include intensive individualized instruction,
problem-solving assignments, and small-group work.
When students need special accommodations to learn the general
curriculum or to take a test, special education teachers ensure that
appropriate accommodations are provided, such as having material
read orally or lengthening the time allowed to take the test.
Role of the Special Educators:
- Special education teachers help to develop an
Individualized Education Program (IEP) for each student receiving special
Individualized Education Program (IEP) sets personalized goals for the student and is tailored to
that student's individual needs and abilities.
Teachers review the
Individualized Education Program (IEP) with the student's parents, school
administrators, and the student's general education teachers.
closely with parents to inform them of their children's progress and suggest
techniques to promote learning outside of school.