Possible Interview questions

Teachers:

  1. How do you find it teaching the students with special needs? Is it easy, what’s the feeling?
  2. Do you think that students with special needs like in this case having Down syndrome and Autism have a chance of becoming successful in life?
  3. What types of skills must you have in order to handle the students with special needs in the classroom?
  4. How do you gauge the level of participation between students with special needs and the regular student? Which group among the two has the greatest level of participation in classroom and other areas?
  5. As a teacher, what are some of evidence-based practices you and other teachers have put in place to influence a successful transition to Special Needs (Down syndrome & Autism) student academic success?
  6. Are the strategies put in place if any, works towards improving the academic level of the student with special needs (Down syndrome and Autism)?
  7. Kindly, mention some of the strategies that have worked well in the successful implementation for students with special needs?
  8. What are some of the problems you have encountered as a teacher while handling the students with special needs?
  9. If you were to advice other teachers on the safety of handling the students with special needs based on their reaction in classroom?
  10.  Based on your experience of teaching students with special needs, what are some of the student to student reaction have you witnessed?
  11. What advice can you give on the best methods to handle the student’s special needs?

Administrator;

  1. What type of support have you given to student with special needs (Down syndrome and Autism)?
  2. What are the factors associated with the academic success of Autistic and Down syndrome student’s integration and their academic success?
  3. Is the school fully equipped with the physical access accommodations the special needs students will need?
  4. How experienced is the school in working with special needs students?  How old is their program?  How knowledgeable are the teachers?
  5. Kindly mention some of the programs or practices available in the institution that would benefit the special need students academically, behaviorally and socially?
  6. What are the priorities of the special needs classes both academically and socially? And how are the priorities mentioned above ranked?
  7. Is the school having a good leadership that strives for an inclusion? Perhaps how is this reflected?
  8. What strategies are used in teaching, and have they produced marked success for the students?
  9. Does the school and the special needs program place a high value on developing independence?  And how is this reflected?
  10. Does the school have high expectations for all of the students with special needs?  What kind of strategies do the teachers use to motivate the students to excel?
  11. What are the problems you have realized as the administrator concerning the relationship between the students themselves and also between the teachers and the student’s with special needs?
  12. What methods/strategies have you used in resolving conflicts between students? Teachers? Parent vs. teacher?
  13. What is your vision of Special Education?

Counselor:

  1. What do you like about working with students having special needs (Down syndrome and Autism)?
  2. Kindly explain the profile of an at-risk student with special needs?
  3. Explain the experience as a counselor on how you have been handling the affairs of the student’s with special needs?
  4. In what ways have you coordinated efforts with other school specialists towards a common goal of ensuring students with special needs achieve their academic performance?
  5. In what ways and situations have you helped the students with special needs cope with grief, loss, or mental health issues within the school?
  6. What are some of counseling trained Support required for students with Special Needs (Down syndrome and Autism) support student success?
  7. What kinds of support have you given to the students in relation to helping them achieve their best both academically and socially?
  8. What are some of the strategies or practices you have provided for effective management of students of special needs with the institutions?
  9. Kindly suggest the kind of teacher training necessary for supporting Special Needs (Down syndrome and Autism) student success in Saudi Arabian public schools.
  10.  How often do you meet with the students and under what situations?

Parents:

  1. What are the basic support do you give to the child?
  2. Kindly mentions some of the issues you have realized as a parent towards the student’s behavior?
  3. What are some of the behaviors you have witnessed that could reduce the performance of your child?
  4. Do you believe that the teachers and other officials within the school are capable of handling the student’s with special needs?
  5. Describe the challenges you have experienced while handling your child?
  6. What type of support have you given to student with special needs (Down syndrome and Autism)?
  7. How do you find it parenting students with special needs? Is it easy, what’s the feeling?
  8. What types of skills must you have in order to handle the students with special needs in at home?
  9. What strategies you have used in parenting your child, and have they produced marked success for the students?
  10. Do you believe as a parent that students with special need can actually perform and become better people within the society?
  11. Do you also believe that the students with special needs can be handled with great care and diligence transformation to be like other regular students in the society?

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