1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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      Special Needs Teacher
      Special Education Teacher

Teaches primary and secondary school students with particular learning difficulties and promotes students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:
  • diagnoses learning difficulties in students in mainstream educational programs using a variety of techniques
  • assesses students' abilities and limitations with regard to intellectual, physical, social or emotional handicaps, exceptional intellectual gifts, or specific problems of language and culture
  • plans, organises and implements special programs to provide remedial tuition
  • provides assistance to regular classroom teachers in designing teaching programs
  • teaches students individually or in groups out of the regular classroom, or assists them within normal classroom settings
  • monitors students' progress using a variety of observational and testing techniques
  • provides advice concerning community services available to assist students with special difficulties
  • may work with parents in a variety of training programs
  • may work with gifted students

Specialisations:
Remedial Teacher
Teacher of Gifted Students

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