You have heard the saying “Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it.” It is a wise adage both school personnel and families might want to keep in mind when considering whether students with disabilities who are placed in general education classes should be provided with individual paraprofessional support. Virtually everyone having any connection with special education can tell you about dedicated paraprofessionals who are worth their weight in gold, so one might ask where the problem lies. In reality, the story of paraprofessional supports has many facets.
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Be Careful What You Wish for ...”: Five Reasons to Be Concerned About the Assignment of Individual Paraprofessionals
TEACHING Exceptional Children, Vol. 37, No. 5, pp. 28-34. Copyright 2005 CEC.
1 January 2005
Teachers, Families, Parents, Professionals