Many children with special needs need a little extra help in order to thrive, more help than the average school system can provide. Many parents of children with disabilities also need to learn how to help their kids. A home therapy teacher visits families on their own turf and helps both parents and children learn how to navigate the world.
A home therapy teacher doesn't usually teach traditional classroom subjects, although they may help a child learn skills such as basic sign language. Instead, they evaluate children's learning needs when it comes to social development, motor skills, and more. They also teach parents how to implement therapy exercises at home and help their child develop necessary skills.
Home therapy teachers need to know a lot about various forms of therapy to help kids in need and about other resources available to parents. Many home therapy teachers have bachelor's or even master's degrees in education or physical therapy. However, soft skills are just as important in this position. Home therapy teachers need to be patient and comforting as they help families navigate this challenging time in their lives.