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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.
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The intervention was a systematic, data-based reinforcement system that allowed paraprofessionals to use daily data to determine reinforcement criteria for independence on pre-academic skills.
The individuals have first dibs on coming back if the district later determines it needs more paraprofessionals, per the terms of a support-workers-union contract with the district.
"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).
In a recent systematic review, Brock and Carter (2013b) found only 13 experimental studies focused on training paraprofessionals to implement any type of intervention for students with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Many paraprofessionals are hired to work one-on-one or in small groups with students who IEPs require them.
With critical race and LatCrit theories as a theoretical framework, this study analyzes how Mexican bilingual paraprofessionals overcome the inequality and oppression they face in educational settings.
Suitable for use in formal college courses and school district staff development, Ashbaker (Brigham Young U.) and Morgan's (Swansea Metropolitan U.) field-tested guide is intended as an introduction to the many issues faced every day by paraprofessionals working in a variety of K-12 settings, and provides examples from both general and special education.
The Nigerian library Association (NLA), needs to consider the paraprofessionals and consequently, start up a forum for them.
Keywords: autism spectrum disorders; social skills interventions; paraprofessionals
Despite the controversy that surrounds the practice of utilizing paraprofessionals at the reference desk and the question of the necessity of staffing the desk with professional librarians at all, many libraries could not function without the work of paraprofessionals on their staffs.