Paraprofessionals

Two types of special education paraprofessionals provide support in Pennsylvania schools

Paraprofessional working with student

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.

Paraprofessionals

Consultants

  • Frank Irzyk
    Assistive Technology, Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM), Deaf-Blind, Paraprofessionals, Blind/Visual Impairment (VI), IDEA and Chapter 14, Students with Complex Support Needs
  • Jennifer Goldbloom
    Assistive Technology, Inclusive Practices, Deaf-Blind, Students with Complex Support Needs, Publications
  • Wendy Farone
    Data Analysis, Reading, Response to Instruction & Intervention (RtII), Paraprofessionals, Students with Complex Support Needs
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