ERIC Number: ED303966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Module for Training Paraprofessionals Working in Classrooms for Students with Emotional Handicaps.
Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Div. of Special Education.
Ten modules for training paraprofessionals who work in classrooms for students with emotional handicaps address the following topics: (1) awareness of emotionally handicapped (EH) students and the educational programs and services designed to meet their needs (assessment, evaluation, the individualized education program, case conferences, social skills instruction, self-esteem); (2) structuring the learning environment (room arrangements, scheduling, rules); (3) effective behavior management principles (consistency, structure, objectivity, ethics) and techniques (reinforcement, contingency contracting, token economy, cueing, shaping, extinction, time out, imagery, proximity control, modeling); (4) communication skills (listening and problem-solving); (5) adapting instructional activities and materials to meet individual needs; (6) observing and documenting student behavior (systematic observation and data collection systems); (7) affective education; (8) interactive skills, including verbal and nonverbal communication; (9) effective time management for the paraprofessional; (10) legal and ethical issues relating to confidentiality and selected behavior management techniques. Qualifications and responsibilities of a paraprofessional are listed in an appendix. Modules include supplementary handouts, forms, overhead transparencies, and pretest/posttests. (JW)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Techniques, Confidentiality, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Ethics, Helping Relationship, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Instruction, Interpersonal Competence, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Teacher Aides, Time Management
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Div. of Special Education.
Note: For related documents, see EC 212 251-264.