ERIC Number: ED398694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Paraprofessional: An Introduction. Module One. Facilitator's Edition [and] Student's Edition. Strategies for Paraprofessionals Who Support Individuals with Disabilities Series.
Ness, Jean E., Comp.
This module is designed to train paraprofessionals who work with individuals who have disabilities. Both the facilitator's edition and the corresponding student's edition are provided. Chapter 1 describes the job roles of paraprofessionals, including characteristics of successful paraprofessionals. Chapter 2 describes the work environment, including information on working with school staff. Chapter 3 focuses on functions and essential elements of teamwork. Chapter 4 investigates the legal responsibilities of paraprofessionals including the laws that protect the rights of individuals with disabilities. Communication strategies and styles are discussed in the fifth chapter. Information on communication with families is also presented. Chapter 6 discusses different learning styles. Chapter 7 addresses stress and burnout on the job. Appendices include a sample individualized education plan, an individualized written rehabilitation program, information on One-Way & Two-Way Communication, and administering and interpreting the Edmund's Learning Style Identification Exercise. The facilitator's edition offers learning activities and information sheets to be used as transparencies. (CR)
Descriptors: Burnout, Cognitive Style, Curriculum Guides, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Communication, Legal Responsibility, Lesson Plans, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Postsecondary Education, School Aides, Staff Development, Staff Role, Stress Management, Teacher Aides, Teamwork, Work Environment
University of Minnesota, The Institute on Community Integration (UAP), 150 Pillsbury Drive, S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($25 facilitator edition; $15 student edition).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.; Minnesota State Board of Technical Colleges, St. Paul.; Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.; Hutchinson Technical Coll., MN.
Note: For other modules, see EC 304 987-992.