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ERIC Number: EJ1070159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
A Module-Based Approach: Training Paraeducators on Evidence-Based Practices
Da Fonte, M. Alexandra; Capizzi, Andrea M.
Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, v34 n1 p31-54 2015
Paraeducators are on the front lines in special education settings, providing support to teachers and students with significant disabilities and specific health-care needs. The important role they play demands efficient and cost-effective training in core skills. This study utilized a multiple-baseline across behaviors design to evaluate a module-based training program for paraeducators targeting three instructional strategies that are commonly used in the education of students with a wide range of disabilities: praise, pause, and prompts. Results demonstrated variability in accurate and consistent use of these practices across participants after completion of the modules. Implications for future research and practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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