The Personal Planner & Training Guide for the Paraeducator
This useful, 140-page guide includes proven tips and strategies to help the paraeducator 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.