Instructional paraprofessionals work under the guidance of both general and special education teachers to support educational programming. Paraprofessionals may be called classroom aides, teacher assistants, instructional aides, or job coaches.
Personal Care Assistants (PCAs) provide one-to-one, non-instructional support to individual students for activities of daily living, health, behavior, etc.
New materials are available for training teachers and paraprofessional teams.
Power Point presentations with notes pages along with activity/resource packets are available for professional development personnel to use in training paraprofessionals. Materials may be viewed and downloaded by clicking the link: Paraprofessional Training Materials