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ERIC Number: ED471800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Pages: 407
Abstractor: N/A
Supporting Students with Challenging Behaviors: A Paraeducator Curriculum. Field Test Version 2.0. Instructor's Manual [and] Participant's Manual.
Backus, Linda; CichoskiKelly, Eileen
These two manuals provide instructors and participants with a curriculum to train paraeducators to provide supportive services to students with challenging behaviors in inclusive classroom settings. The requires approximately 12 hours of instruction and 10 hours of practicum and can be offered in a variety of formats (intensively or over a number of weeks) and does not require outside trainers. The instructor's manual contains introductory material, suggestions for using the manual, and four units of instruction. Each unit contains an instructor's overview (with a brief description, unit objectives, and lists of readings and materials), an agenda, a lesson plan, a review quiz and key, and overhead masters. For each unit, the participant's manual provides a participant's overview, required readings (full-text), activity sheets, the review quiz, a cooperating teacher practicum summary, and a unit evaluation form. The curriculum's four units address the following topics: (1) understanding student behavior; (2) gathering information about challenging behaviors; (3) preventing challenging behaviors and teaching replacement behaviors; and (4) responding to challenging behaviors. Attachments include a list of practicum requirements and sample forms, including a participant registration form, a cooperating teacher responsibility form, instructor evaluation forms, and a certificate of completion. (Individual sections contain references.) (DB)
National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM), Oklahoma State Univ., 5202 Richmond Hill Dr., Stillwater, OK 74078-4080 (Order No. 650.050C, $43.30). Tel: 800-223-5219 (Toll Free); Fax: 405-624-0695; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vermont Univ., Burlington. Center on Disability and Community Inclusion.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For related documents, see EC 309 353-356.