Special Needs Teacher

Sometimes the tools used are not enough. Special needs teachers can then help pupils, teachers and the principals at the school to find ways to remove the barriers that prevent students who find it difficult to cope with their studies.

For those students who need special support the special needs teachers together with the teachers of their school design a learning plan. The idea is for the students, as far as possible, to achieve their learning objectives. The goal is to reduce and compensate for difficulties in the environment so that the student, as far as possible, can be taught on equal terms with other students.

Sometimes special education teachers also need advice and support from outside. The school can then contact the Student Health Centre “Elevhälsan” at “Skol- och fritidsförvaltningen”.The special needs resource team at the Student Health Centre supports teachers in working with students who have special needs in the following areas:

  • Hearing loss
  • Neuropsychiatric conditions such as ADHD, autism, Asperger syndrome, Tourette’s syndrome
  • Norm-breaking or other risky behaviours
  • Impairments of cerebral palsy, spina bifida, rheumatic diseases, muscular diseases
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Reading and Writing
  • Speech and language disorders

If expertise is not available within the organization, the Student Health Centre can if necessary get help from, for example, special education school authority Specialpedagogiska skolmyndigheten.

The Student Health Centre also has special education teachers who teach students at Helsingborg Hospital, and at Child and Youth Psychiatry Family Unit “Barn- och ungdomspsykiatrins familjeenhet” for students who for of any reason need to spend more time there for treatment.

Special Needs Coordinator

Roseanne McCormack
+ 46(0) 42-10 57 05