Career Option in Special Education

rehabilitationToday, with growing awareness and increasing demand from physically and mentally challenged children and adults, Special Education has become a buzzword. It refers to specially designed instructions or approaches to meet the unique needs of special children with specialized materials and resources available.

A. Field description:
B. Education Guide

Education Details & Eligibility:

This course grew out of the concern felt by the occupational therapists working at Bethesda Hospital (Melbourne) in the early 1980s about their head-injured clients returning to driving. Assessment of the client's driving competence relied on the clinical assessments made by medical practitioners or ophthalmologists and the reports of on-road assessments conducted by driving instructors who, through years of experience of working with the disabled, had developed skills and knowledge in this area. 

At that time, only the medical practitioners were legally authorised to make recommendations to the licensing authorities regarding the fitness of a person to drive if the person was deemed to have a disability which could affect their driving ability.

The course covers:

  • Cross disability approach
  • Skill development in assessment
  • Adaptation of aids and devices
  • Remedial teaching techniques
  • Individualized educational plan
  • Managerial level training
  • Insights into CRB programmes
  • Implant training
  • Computer Application

a) A pass in 10+2 or equivalent examination
b) Anyone pursuing any undergraduate degree in a recognized University
c) Parents, Teachers, Nurses, Health workers, CBR workers, Special
Teachers fulfilling (a) or (b) as above.

Course Duration:

Diploma in Community Based Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities Duration: One Year P.G. Diploma in Community Based Rehabilitation - Planning and Management Duration: One Year Approximate Education Expenses: P.G. Diploma in Community Based Rehabilitation Fees: Rs. 15,000 (Rupees Fifteen thousand only, INR)

Diploma in Community Based Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities Fees: Rs. 6,000 (Rupees Six thousand only, INR)

C. Institutions that offers this Education:

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D. Job Opportunities and Job Roles:

While there may be significant overlap in job responsibilities, job titles for rehabilitation majors tend to vary depending on the place of employment. Examples of job titles include rehabilitation specialist, interviewer, placement specialist, job developer, personal-social adjustment instructor, case-worker, supported employment specialist, job coach, counselor aide, vocational evaluator aide, mental health technician, independent living coordinator, corrections specialist (parole/probation), client advocate, eligibility worker, and health technician.

The job roles include:

  • Special educator
  • Special teacher
  • Rehabilitation professionals
  • Rehabilitation consultants
  • Social workers
  • Rehabilitation psychologist
  • Rehabilitation officer
  • Research associates
  • Placement officer
  • Multipurpose rehabilitation therapist
E. Approximate Salary Range:

The salary can be from Rs.10, 000 to Rs.35, 000 for freshers and increases with experience and knowledge.

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