Role of special Teacher
The special teacher has a key role to provide high quality, holistic support and focused intervention to the children with special needs based on a shared perspective, mutual understanding and networking. Special teacher with the support of the principal of school, colleagues, general teacher and parents should develop effective ways of overcoming barriers to learning and sustaining effective teaching through monitoring the quality of teaching and standards of pupils’ achievement and by setting targets for improvement.
Special teacher works as a catalyst between the principal of the school and children with special needs and their parents. It is the special teacher who sees new and innovative ways in order to fulfill the educational, social and emotional need of child with special needs.
Whatever may be the type of resource room the special teacher with her commitment, skill and knowledge can reshape it into a useful productive and interesting. One of the main roles is to support the regular teacher in meeting the needs of children with special needs.
The key responsibilities of the special teacher are as follows:
- Overseeing the day to day operation of the scheme IEDSS in particular and inclusive education in general.
- Coordinating the provision of support services for children with special needs
- Regular liasioning and advising fellow teachers in regard to the education of child with special needs Liasioning with other special teachers’ of other schools for updating the information and knowledge.
- Keep constant liasioning with different NGO working in this field for facilitation of support services for ;child with special needs
- Maintain the database of child with special needs Develop the assessment portfolio of child with special needs
- Preparation of list of required materials and equipment before the beginning of the session
- Organize continuous and periodic parent meeting
- Ensure that a child with special needs joins in the activities of the school together with pupils who do not have special educational needs.
Successful inclusion requires
I – Infrastructure
N – National policy
C – Changing attitude / Capacity building
L – Leadership / Legislation
U – Understanding
S – Sensitization / Awareness
I – Initiative / involvement of all parents
O – Optimism
N – Networking with different organization