It rather gets complicated by the day to find quality special education teachers, which is why almost all states have been reporting shortages recently.
A teacher shared that she chose special education for what felt like the right reason to her… she only wanted to help students who struggle to learn, but the difficulties that arose with this chosen career path caused her to quit.
Another teacher, on the other hand, who has remained as a special educator for quite some years said: “My joy is in the classroom!”. She understood special education from a parent’s perspective especially because one of her sons had been in special education classes before. Each of her students had some learning disability; some with hearing, visual, physical and emotional impairments as well as those who had the Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Students with learning disabilities tend to have some of these common traits;
Not only will these students demand a lot of time and patience but they also require specialized instructional strategies that will support and enhance their learning potential.
The following strategies can be applied when dealing with learning disabled students;
Teachers are not alone when they’re working with special needs students. Often there are specialists, clinicians, and other experts available in the school as part of an educational team. By working together and sharing ideas, you can provide a purposeful education plan for each special needs student.
Based on: http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/01/02/461590749/its-not-easy-teaching-special-ed