(Closed) Special Education Career Paths

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My Fiance is a one to one aid for a child with autism. He doesn’t teach the class, he just shadows one student throughout the day and helps him out. Best thing about that position is you don’t need a masters.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Fi is going for his undergrad in special education now. His sister is a special ed teacher, so she helped him get an interview with her school district. Most highschools and elementary schools openly post their open positions though.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

If you are artistic or would just like a setting less serious than a class room, There is something called Art therapy, I don’t know everything about it, I’ve just started looking into it myself But it is a great way for communication, esspically where so many speacial needs people use different means to communicate.If it sounds like something you like, just google it, you’ll find tons of stuff around art therapy, music therapy etc.

good luck

 

 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@missmuggins:  I’m a special education teacher!  There are lots of things you could do, both in and out of the classroom, to work with people who have disabilities.  I work closely with occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech/language clinicians, adaptive PE teachers, social workers, and paraprofessinals.  You could also work as a PCA (personal care attendant in the home) or at a group home for adults.   

Edit:  It sounds like MrsMcGyro’s Fiance is a paraprofessional/education assistant. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

@amkay: it sounds more like an instructional aide, i think. 

 

If you have a BA in Psych, special ed, special needs, etc- you usually can do behavioral therapy with children with Autism. Look into Autism clinics in your area. You usually need a Master’s to move up to Clinic Supervisor or Case Manager tho.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@missmuggins:  Hi there!  I’m a Speech-Language Pathologist that works with students with varying special education needs (language impairments, speech impairments, fluency disorders, voice disorders, Autism, Down Syndrome, etc.).  I absolutely LOVE my work with children and enhancing their communication abilities.  The paperwork and all of the policies/procedures are not my favorite, but that is something you just have to deal with.  If I weren’t an SLP, I’d most likely be an Occupational Therapist, Music Therapist, or Physical Therapist.  I think the great thing about this type of therapy is that you never have to be a case manager, nor schedule meetings, etc. (a Sped. Teacher or SLP is the one to arrange IEP’s, etc.).  Let me know if you have any more questions, I’d love to help!!  Smile

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