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Teacher Consultant Services

What is a Teacher Consultant for Specific Learning Disabilities?

Teacher consultants for specific learning disabilities specialize in helping teachers provide classroom strategies to create success for students with learning disabilities. Examples include modeling best practices and creating materials. They provide professional development to local educators, and develop strategies to help parents work with their child at home. A teacher consultant for specific learning disabilities is required to have a valid Michigan teaching certificate with a special education endorsement in learning disabilities, a Master's Degree in education, and a minimum of three years satisfactory teaching experience (two of which must be teaching in a special education program).

What is a Teacher Consultant for the Emotionally Impaired?

Teacher consultants for the emotionally impaired specialize in working with children and students from birth to age 26 who have difficulty with behaviors and social skills. They suggest strategies to teachers who work with students with behavioral challenges, offer professional development to local educators, and provide information to parents about how they can help their child practice good behavior and social skills at home. In addition, these teacher consultants link with community agencies to help school professionals understand the special needs of students with emotional impairments. Teacher consultants for the emotionally impaired are required to have a valid Michigan teaching certificate with a special education endorsement in emotional impairments, a Master's Degree in education, and a minimum of three years satisfactory teaching experience (two of which must be teaching in a special education program).

What is a Teacher Consultant for Autism Spectrum Disorders?

Teacher consultants for autism spectrum disorders specialize in helping teachers develop options for their students who have autism spectrum disorders. Examples include modeling best teaching practices and creating materials such as visual schedules or communication placards. These teacher consultants provide professional development for local educators, and develop strategies parents can use with their child at home. A teacher consultant for autism spectrum disorders is required to have a valid Michigan teaching certificate with a special education endorsement in autism, a Master's Degree in education, and a minimum of three years satisfactory teaching experience (two of which must be teaching in a special education program).

What is a Teacher Consultant for the Hearing Impaired?

Teacher consultants for the hearing impaired specialize in working with children and students from birth to age 26 who are deaf or hard of hearing. They provide strategies and offer professional development to teachers, and help parents work at home with their child. Teacher consultants for the hearing impaired are required to report to the supervisor of special education, and have a valid Michigan teaching certificate with a special education endorsement in hearing impairments, a Master's Degree in education, and a minimum of three years satisfactory teaching experience (two of which must be teaching in with a special education program).

What is a Teacher Consultant for the Visually Impaired?

Teacher consultants for the visually impaired specialize in working with children and students from birth to age 26 who have low vision or complete blindness.They adapt written materials into large print and/or Braille, teach Braille, and show students, teachers, and parents how to use low vision technology/tools. They provide professional development for local educators and develop strategies parents can use to work with their child at home. Teacher consultants for the visually impaired are required to have a valid Michigan teaching certificate with a special education endorsement in visual impairments, a Master's Degree in education, and a minimum of three years satisfactory teaching experience (two of which must be teaching in a special education program).