How to Be a Para Pro: A Comprehensive Training Manual for Paraprofessionals

How to Be a Para Pro: A Comprehensive Training Manual for Paraprofessionals

by Diane Twachtman-Cullen, David DeLorenzo
     
 

This 200 page user-friendly, easy to read training manual is divided into two parts. Part One is a �short course� on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) for people �in the trenches.� Part Two takes a �cookbook style� look at the art and science of paraprofessional support for students with ASD and those with other cognitive impairments. Jam-packed with examples, and… See more details below

Overview

This 200 page user-friendly, easy to read training manual is divided into two parts. Part One is a �short course� on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) for people �in the trenches.� Part Two takes a �cookbook style� look at the art and science of paraprofessional support for students with ASD and those with other cognitive impairments. Jam-packed with examples, and summary �take home� messages, How To Be A Para Pro contains specific information on four separate categories of support: Peripheral, Direct Academic, Social / Play & Leisure, and Behavioral, as well as Data & Record-Keeping forms and ideas. Special features include a blueprint for determining the optimal level of caregiver support and ways to reduce prompt dependency, an abundance of reproducible record-keeping forms, and �how-to vignettes� to aid in the application of skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780966652918
Publisher:
Starfish Specialty Pr
Publication date:
02/01/2000
Edition description:
PERFECT BOUND
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface
Part One � Autism Spectrum Disorders �101�: A Short Course for People in the Trenches
Chapter 1 � Getting to Know Your Student: The Autism Spectrum Disorders Continuum
Chapter 2 -- Getting to Know Your Student: Atypicalities in Social Understanding and Expression
Chapter 3 -- Getting to Know Your Student: Impairments in Communication and Language
Chapter 4 -- Getting to Know Your Student: Restricted Repertoire of Interests and Activities; Problems with Imagination
Chapter 5 -- Getting to Know Your Student: Abnormal Response to Sensation
Chapter 6 -- Getting to Know Your Student: Theory of Mind; Information Processing; Executive Function
Chapter 7 -- Getting to Know Your Student: High Functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome: Does it Really Matter?
Part Two � The �Art and Science� of Being a Para Pro
Chapter 8 � General Overview of Paraprofessional Support: A New Breed for a New Century
Chapter 9 � You�re in the Trenches Now: The �Science� of Being a Para Pro
Chapter 10 -- You�re in the Trenches Now: The �Art� of Being a Para Pro
Chapter 11 � Sample Supports and Accommodations for Students with Special Needs
Chapter 12 � A �Wrap Up� Potpourri: Melding Art with Science
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index

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