Find out what it takes to be a special education teacher with character... Special education teachers work with students who have one of these disabilities: •Speech or language impairments; •Mental retardation; •Emotional disturbance; •Learning disabilities; •Hearing impairments; •Visual impairments; •Autism; •Deaf-blindness; or •Multiple disabilities and other health impairments. If you think you might want to work with students who have disabilities like these, you'll need education and experience—but you will also need the qualities of a good character. Special education teachers with character have... The respect and compassion that will build children's self-esteem... The responsibility to teach students the skills they'll need to move toward independence... The courage to stand up for those who have often been rejected... And the diligence to keep going, one small step after another, so that one day students will look back and be amazed by how far they've come. Special education teachers make a difference in children's lives! This volume of Careers with Characters will show you how.