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ERIC Number: ED045548
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Training Paraprofessionals for Intensive Skill Building in an Early Detection and Intervention Program.
Severson, Roger A.
This document outlines a method of identifying children in need of remedial instruction and gives a detailed description of how paraprofessional school personnel should carry out this remedial instruction. The identification of children needing remedial instruction is made by means of tests given in kindergarten or first grade. These tests differentiate between weakness in learning skills and lack of background knowledge due to cultural deprivation. Remedial instruction is felt to be most appropriate for children with slight weakness in learning skills or for those with intact learning skills who are culturally deprived. Serious deficiencies in learning skills are to be referred to specialists. The section on teaching methods for paraprofessionals tells them how to select appropriate items for drill from commercially-produced flash cards and how to conduct the drill with the child in order to maximize positive reinforcement and motivation for learning. (RT)
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