CAS, Special Needs Teacher
Why did you choose your profession?
I chose to be a Special Needs Teacher because it gives me a challenge as well as an opportunity to give an impact on the lives of differently-abled children and children with additional needs. It is also a fulfilling job to see how these unique children acquire skills, grow, and work independently as the goal of special education.
What’s your favorite part about what you do?
It is very rewarding to work with these differently-abled children and children with additional needs. You may be able to feel your impact as an educator on their lives when these children achieve even a simple or single goal set for them and as well as how we can help them change their lives. What I like most about teaching children with additional needs is that you will also learn from them. Teaching them means entering their world and you will be surprised by the learning that you will discover when working with them.
How has your IBCCES training/credential helped you in your career?
Having the CAS credential has helped me to be more equipped to handle children with autism and cognitive disorder. There are a lot of research-based strategies and interventions that are very useful in working with children with autism nowadays. It gives me more confidence and excitement to apply all the learnings I have acquired in this CAS Program from IBCCES.
How do you use/implement what you learned in the IBCCES certification training?
The research-based strategies and interventions are very helpful when dealing with children on the spectrum. While I am taking the training itself, I am already excited to plan lessons and interventions for my children. The training gives me more ideas and techniques that I can apply to help my students.
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