ERIC Number: ED419351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
The Paraprofessional's Guide to the Inclusive Classroom: Working as a Team.
Doyle, Mary Beth
This handbook is designed to provide introductory information for the paraprofessional, the general educator, and the special educator to enable a better understanding of roles and responsibilities in the inclusive classroom and to enable them to work as a team. Specific instructional strategies that are useful when considering how to provide instruction to students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms are outlined. The guide is divided into five chapters: (1) "The Paraprofessional: Changing Roles and Responsibilities," addresses why paraprofessionals are in such high demand, the paraprofessionals' responsibilities in the inclusive classroom, and the type of training and support paraprofessionals require; (2) "The Inclusive Classroom: Being a Team Member," discusses who paraprofessionals are working with and daily schedules; (3) "The Paraprofessional in the Inclusive Classroom: Supporting Individual Students," explains Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), how paraprofessionals use IEPs, and the importance of a student's schedule; (4) "Providing Curricular and Instructional Support: Individualized Instruction," highlights common components of daily routines, how instructional prompts are provided, and curricular adaptations; and (5) "Maintaining Confidentiality: Communicating with Team Members," discusses planning communication opportunities and confidentiality requirements. Each chapter provides a brief overview of the topic, chapter objectives, reflections from paraprofessionals, and worksheets. (Contains 15 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Confidentiality, Disabilities, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Mainstreaming, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Staff Development, Staff Role, Staff Utilization, Team Training, Teamwork
Paul H. Brookes Publisher Co., Post Office Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285-0624; telephone: 800-638-3775; World Wide Web: http://www.pbrookes.com/catalog/books.doyle.htm (Spiral-bound, stock #3122, $23.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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