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What do I need to be able to do a good job in dealing with disabilities?

I am a Psychology graduate. I am being offered a good paying job in a school for special children. Although interesting, I am little hesitant because my major is Industrial/organization and my training and experience are focused on that field. What are the qualifications I should consider to be able to assess these individual differences effectively?

Asked By: ptrlteh - 2/19/2007
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I am a Social Work graduate who trained to work in sexual assault counselling. I was offered a job working with adults with disabilties, I planned to stay for a few months but stayed for 6 years and am now researching disability... More
Answered By: AussieGirl - 2/21/2007
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A huge caring heart, strict but not unbendable. They need limits and stablity. Set the limits and stick to them. People at the school will help you. Patience and being able to tolerate abuse to yourself, some will yell and scream, swear and attack you, it is the disabilities. Hard not to take it personal. Show no fear... More
Answered By: Pantherempress - 2/19/2007
 
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