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special educational needs itinerant teacher





Special educational needs itinerant teachers instruct disabled or sick children in their homes. They are specialised teachers employed by (public) schools to teach those unable to physically attend school, but also to assist the student, the parents and the school in their communication. They also fulfil the function of a social school worker by helping the students and parents with a student's potential behavioural issues and enforce, if necessary, school attendance regulations. In case of a possible physical (re)admission to school, visiting teachers advise the school regarding suitable classroom guidance strategies and advisable teaching methods to support the student and make the transition as agreeable as possible.

Scope note

Excludes government minister. Excludes people performing religious duties and travel to people's homes.

Alternative Labels

special educational needs itinerant teacher

SEN itinerant teacher

special educational needs visiting teacher

visiting teacher for special needs

SEN visiting teacher

special needs peripatetic teacher

SEN peripatetic teacher

special educational needs peripatetic teacher

Regulatory Aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: