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ERIC Number: ED398698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Pages: 347
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood: The Role of the Paraprofessional. Module Five. Facilitator's Edition [and] Student's Edition. Strategies for Paraprofessionals Who Support Individuals with Disabilities Series.
Rush, Karen
The fifth in a series of federally supported modules for training paraprofessional school personnel who work with students with disabilities, this module focuses on early childhood education needs of children with disabilities. Both a facilitator's edition and a student's edition are provided. Chapter 1 presents material on fundamentals and legal foundations of early intervention and the roles and responsibilities of paraprofessionals. Chapter 2 describes the basic principles of child development and developmental domains. Individualized Education Plans, the assessment of the child and family, and development of instructional goals and objectives are discussed in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 focuses on the classroom, with information on appropriate practices, instructional techniques, and monitoring progress. The needs of families are evaluated in Chapter 5, which examines working with families, the development of cross-cultural competence, community integration, and the paraprofessional's role. Seven appendices include: a handout on accessible child care, a listing of model learner outcomes, a sample Individualized Education Plan form, an Individualized Family Service Plan form, articles on behavior management, a play checklist, and a family needs survey. The facilitator's edition offers learning activities and information sheets to be used as transparencies. (Contains 22 references.) (CR)
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
Language: English
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 304 986-992.