ERIC Number: ED471807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Supporting Students with Severe Disabilities: A Paraeducator Curriculum. Field Test Version 2.0. Instructor's Manual [and] Participant's Manual.
These two manuals provide instructors and participants with a curriculum to train paraeducators to provide supportive services to students with severe disabilities in inclusive classroom settings. The course 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 resources 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) principles and assumptions; (2) augmentative and alternative communication; (3) health and safety; and (4) personal care. Attachments include a list of practicum requirements and sample forms, including a participant registration form, a list of practicum requirements, a cooperating teacher responsibility form, instructor evaluation forms, and a certificate of completion. (Individual sections contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Hygiene, Inclusive Schools, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Safety Education, Self Care Skills, Severe Disabilities, Staff Development, Training
National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM), Oklahoma State Univ., 5202 N. Richmond Hill Dr., Stillwater, OK 74078-4080 (Order No. 650.051B: $46.30). Tel: 800-223-5219 (Toll Free); Fax: 405-624-0695; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.nchrtm.okstate.edu.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers; Students
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vermont Univ., Burlington. Center on Disability and Community Inclusion.
Note: For related documents, see EC 309 353-355.