Special Education Assistant
The Institute of Professional Practice/Durham Center for Education
Provide extra assistance to students with special needs, such as non-English-speaking students or those with physical and mental disabilities.
Supervise students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, schoolyards, and gymnasiums, or on field trips.
Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.
Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers to coordinate instructional efforts.
Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
Observe students' performance, and record relevant data to assess progress .
Present subject matter to students under the direction and guidance of teachers , using lectures, discussions, or supervised role- playing methods.
Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical , mental, and social development.
Distribute teaching materials such as textbooks, workbooks, papers, and pencils to students.
Organize and label materials and display students 'work in a manner appropriate for their eye levels and perceptual skills.
Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
Type, file, and duplicate materials.
Laminate teaching materials to increase their durability under repeated use.
Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology ,and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.
Carry out therapeutic regimens such as behavior modification and personal development programs, under the supervision of special education instructors, psychologists, or speech-language pathologists.
Assist in bus loading and unloading.
Grade homework and tests, and compute and record results, using answer sheets or electronic marking devices.
Take class attendance and maintain attendance records.
Conduct demonstrations to teach such skills as sports, dancing, and handicrafts.
Plan, prepare, and develop various teaching aids such as bibliographies, charts, and graphs.
Requisition and stock teaching materials and supplies.
Collect money from students for school-related projects.