The Personal Planner & Training Guide for the ParaeducatorThis training guide teaches paraeducators proven strategies for working effectively with students and teachers. With space for notes throughout each chapter and several helpful forms included, this training guide gives paraeducators the tools they need to be successful and work effectively with...
The general classroom teacher:
- Understanding and dealing with the difference between a paraeducator's official supervisor and his or her immediate supervisor.
- Realizing that he or she can work with any and all children in a class, even if his or her main role is to work with a set of targeted students.
- Respecting confidentiality and knowing how to diplomatically handle situations that might compromise confidentiality.
- Understanding and performing specific classroom duties.
- Understanding how students with disabilities compare with other students in the same grade or classroom.
- Learning where to find information on each student's needs — such as in the IEP — to understand how to support that student in the classroom.
- Determining what accommodation and modification options are available to students and how to provide them.
- Knowing how much support to provide students and how to avoid singling students out.
- Supporting the teacher's efforts to effectively manage the classroom.
- Recording data on targeted student behaviors.
- Understanding areas of disability and instructional strategies for each: Speech and language disorders, Learning disabilities, Intellectual disabilities, Emotional/behavioral disorders, Visual impairments, Hearing impairments, Deaf-blindness, Physical disabilities and health impairments, Traumatic brain injury, Autism, Severe and multiple disabilities, Other areas of exceptionality.