ERIC Number: ED242132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-3
Reference Count: 0
The Kansas Facilitator Paraprofessional Training Program: A New Perspective for a Statewide Network for the Special Education Paraprofessional Working in Severely Multiply Handicapped/Deaf-Blind Programs in the 80's.
In Kansas, paraprofessionals have very specific roles and responsibilities in special education, and increasingly, in classes for severely handicapped and deaf blind students. Paraprofessionals have instruction responsibilities under the supervision of the classroom teacher. Additional duties include assisting with supplementary work for advanced pupils, helping prepare instructional materials, scoring objective tests and papers, and working with individuals or small groups on language development as outlined by the speech clinician. Paraprofessionals should not assume full responsibility for diagnostic or educational services. Kansas districts have been reimbursed for employing approved paraprofessionals. In work with severely handicapped deaf blind programs, paraprofessionals function in instructional, administrative, classroom maintenance, and clerical roles. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Severely Handicapped (10th, San Francisco, CA, November 3-5, 1983).