Library Resource Description

Title: The Paraprofessional's Handbook for Effective Support in Inclusive Classrooms
Media Type: Book
Category: Education
Author: Causton-Theoharis, Julie
Publisher: Paul H. Brooks Publishing Inc
Most Recent Copyright Date: 2009
Status: Available

Complete Description

  • What does a great paraprofessional need to know and do? Find out in this handy survival guide, equally useful for the brand-new paraprofessional or the 20-year classroom veteran. Packed with friendly guidance, practical tips, and first-person stories, this book reveals the best ways to provide effective services to students in inclusive classrooms. Julie Causton-Theoharis, a teacher, professor, and educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience as a paraprofessional instructor, shows readers how to:
    • provide skillful and subtle support to students while encouraging their independence
    • resolve challenging behavior in gentle and positive ways
    • make informed decisions about content-specific accommodations and adaptations
    • presume competence and keep expectations high
    • facilitate peer supports and friendships
    • partner with teachers, SLPs, families, and other members of the edcuational team
    • relieve their own stress and avoid burnout

The essential guide for every paraprofessional and a must-have for the educators and other professionals who support them- this empowering book takes the guesswork out of a critical classroom role and helps students with disabilities reach their full potentional.