special educational needs teacher


Special educational needs teachers work with and teach children, young people, and adults with an intellectual or physical disability. They use a range of specialised concepts, strategies and tools to optimise learners' communication, mobility, autonomy, and social integration. They select teaching methods and support resources to enable individual learners to maximise their potential for independent living.

Alternative label

  • teacher in special education needs

  • teacher of special educational needs

  • special needs educator

  • autism teacher

  • special educational needs professional

  • special education teacher

  • special education resource teacher

  • SEN teacher

  • special needs teacher

  • educator in special educational needs

  • teacher for hearing impaired children

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en


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