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paraprofessional

 [par″ah-pro-fesh´un-al]
1. a person specially trained in a particular field or occupation to assist a professional such as a physician.
2. pertaining to such a person or occupation.

paraprofessional

(păr″ă-prō-fĕsh′ŭn-ăl)
A person with education and training in a specific area of one of the professions (e.g., medicine or law) who provides services in that profession as an extension of an individual licensed to practice independently.

paraprofessional

1. a person who is specially trained in a particular field or occupation to assist a veterinarian.
2. allied animal health professional.
3. pertaining to a paraprofessional.
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Socialization is one of the factors that enable the paraprofessionals to work as a team.
Paraprofessionals are seen as complementing the professionals, not supplanting them.
This reader-friendly book begins by defining what an inclusive classroom is, describes the paraprofessional training, and explains the roles a paraprofessional plays.
Several studies have sought ways of strategically recruiting minority paraprofessionals into the teaching profession (Bennett, 2002; Dandy, 1998; Flynn, 2001; Genzuk & Baca, 1998; Littleton, 1998).
Regardless of the exact number, the employment of paraprofessionals has dramatically increased over the past 20 years.
By promoting bilingual paraprofessionals to become teachers, it also creates a sense of hope in students that they too can succeed in becoming exceptional bilingual teachers," Wood says.
This combination of approaches gives paraprofessionals a foundation that is as strong as that which traditional students develop while also encouraging more candidates to enroll and enhancing our partnerships with local school districts.
Unfortunately, researchers have found that not all teachers and their paraprofessionals provide the quality language models these students need to be successful (de Kruif, McWilliam, Ridley, & Wakely, 2000; Girolametto, Weitzman, van Lieshout, & Duff, 2000; Mahoney & Wheeden, 1999).
Four single-case design studies have shown that paraprofessionals can assist in implementing peer support arrangements in ways that improve outcomes for middle and high school students with severe disabilities by increasing peer interaction without negatively affecting academic engagement.
Results of these studies of adult proximity help to support the use of adults working in close proximity of a student; however, they did not focus specifically on paraprofessionals delivering one-on-one support.
S4T, through its Source4Teachers and MissionOne divisions, is a provider of outsourced substitute teacher and paraprofessional managed services to K-12 schools in the eastern United States.