Remedial Teacher

December 6, 2011 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Definitions

A Remedial Teacher is a specifically qualified teacher who works in mainstream and special education contexts to provide services and programs, to ensure that the educational needs of special needs children and children with learning difficulties are provided for.

Remedial means “to rectify, improve or remedy something.” Special education is provided to qualifying students, at no greater cost, than to any other student, and the varying special learning of needs of students is addressed through remedial education.

Some children may need support that goes beyond that which is normally offered or received in the regular school and classroom setting. Schools can also provide education for specific special needs such as:

  • Autism

  • Down’s syndrome

  • Deaf or blindness

  • Developmental delays

  • Emotional disturbances

  • Hearing Impairment

  • Intellectual impairment

  • Multiple disabilities

  • Orthopaedic Impairments

  • Specific Learning Disabilities

  • Speech and Language Impairment

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Visual Impairment

To find out more about Special Education, you can consult with the Education Department in your province. They will be able to provide you with a list of Special Education Schools in your area or which mainstream schools may have facilities to meet your child’s specific needs. Remedial teachers may also provide private tuition and may also assist in helping you find a classroom facilitator if your child remains in mainstream schooling but requires classroom support.

Remedial Teachers are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Find the contact details, profile information and practice location of the specific Remedial teacher of your choice via our easy search. Contact them directly for session rates and details of the specific treatment offered.