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Instructors and Teachers of Persons with Disabilities

NOC: 4215

Instructors and Teachers of Persons with Disabilities

This profile is based on interviews with those working in the field across Canada and confirmed through consultation with industry experts across the country.

Instructors and Teachers of Persons with Disabilities 1

Instructors and Teachers of Persons with Disabilities teach children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. They teach their students ways to communicate to help them be independent and mobile.

Examples

  • Braille
  • sign language
  • rehabilitation skills to increase independence

Instructors and Teachers of Persons with Disabilities 2

Instructors and Teachers of Persons with Disabilities are employed in rehabilitation centres, specialized educational schools and throughout the elementary and secondary school system.

Instructors and Teachers of Persons with Disabilities 3

Instructors and Teachers of Persons with Disabilities

  • sit when preparing instructional materials or writing progress reports
  • stand when teaching

Instructors and Teachers of Persons with Disabilities may also

  • act as a guide for visually impaired clients
  • use sign language

Instructors and Teachers of Persons with Disabilities 4

Instructors and teachers of persons with disabilities must be

  • patient
  • caring
  • positive
  • open minded
  • creative

Instructors and Teachers of Persons with Disabilities 5

  • Communication
  • Thinking Skills – Decision Making

Instructors and Teachers of Persons with Disabilities 6

In the future, Instructors and Teachers of Persons with Disabilities will need

  • increased computer skills to fully use technical aids and tools available to persons with disabilitiesExamples
    • global positioning systems (GPS)
    • canes that use sonar technology
    • data bases