What are the pros and cons of becoming a special educator?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 7:14 am ad1c9bdddf
Special Education requires a different set of abilities for a teacher in that field. One thing that she must consider is the very real possibility that the work that she exerts to teach that child will come to nothing because the child may not survive childhood. For instance, children with autism and/or Down's syndrome have much lower life expectancies than children without those conditions. That is a "con" to working with these children. But a "pro" is that the teacher can often find ways to help the child to enjoy his life and even feel accomplishment when he overcomes some obstacle ...
This is a description of the positive and negative aspects of the special educator as she works with children with physical and mental learning disabilities.