ERIC Number: ED429412
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb-1
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Disabilities: Use of Paraprofessionals. A Report from the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD).
National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc., New York, NY.
This paper provides a framework for use by education agencies in developing rules and guidelines for use of paraprofessionals within programs serving individuals with learning disabilities, by postsecondary institutions and related agencies in developing education and professional development programs, and by administrators and teachers/service providers responsible for developing comprehensive systems of services. It addresses: (1) principles for a foundation for successful paraprofessional services; (2) ethical responsibilities; (3) educational requirements for paraprofessionals; (4) roles and responsibilities of paraprofessionals in a learning disabilities program; (5) activities outside the scope of responsibilities for paraprofessionals; (6) responsibilities of the qualified teacher/service provider with regard to use of a paraprofessional; and (7) guidelines for supervision of paraprofessionals. Appendices include recommended competencies for paraprofessionals and recommended competencies for the qualified supervising teacher/service provider. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc., New York, NY.