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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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Future research should attempt to fade the proximity between several pairings of paraprofessionals and students.
Provide with your bid a description of customer services for paraprofessionals who need live availability and/or assistance from vendor employees.
School Committee member Robert Ebstein asked for a presentation at a future meeting about the effect on the classes if the district eliminates 10 paraprofessionals, and hires a couple of teachers instead.
However, Latino paraprofessionals face obstacles in the process of becoming teachers.
Share My Lesson prominently features an information center to help teachers, paraprofessionals and even parents prepare for the Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted by 45 states, and the District of Columbia and will lead to new assessment tests for students by the 2014-15 school year.
Lane, Carter, and Sisco surveyed the perspectives of paraprofessionals from 115 schools regarding self-determination instruction.
There is also need to provide paraprofessionals with safety working equipment e.
Are you a teacher who feels fortunate to have a full-time paraprofessional in your classroom?
Paraprofessionals who work with students with disabilities are one of the fastest-growing groups of workers in the United States (Pickett & Gerlach, 1997).
But No Child Left Behind dictates that by 2006, all paraprofessionals working in schools that receive federal Title I funds must either have an associate degree, two years of college or must be able to pass a test measuring their ability to assist in teaching reading, writing, or math.
About two-thirds of instructional paraprofessionals were considered qualified under NCLB, but nearly one-third (28%) did not know their status or did not provide any response to the study question.