Paraprofessional Support for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder by noz44nj

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Paraprofessional Support for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
                                 Mid-Michigan Autism Network in collaboration with START

Teams meet regularly and typically include: the students’ teachers, family members, speech therapist,
occupational/physical therapist, social worker, school psychologist, teacher consultant, administrator, and
the _______________________.

     Advantages to having a para-professional                      Disadvantages to having a para-professional




Three Typical Roles for the Para-professional
1. Support the student in interacting effectively with the environment
Roles                                           Examples/Ways you could support a particular student
Interpret environmental/educational             
expectations                                    
Assist in material and desk top                 
organization                                    
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Implement academic                              
accommodations/modifications                    
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Support student output (showing what            
they know)                                      
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Support socialization                           
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Support communication                           
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2. Provide additional learning opportunities
Roles                                      Examples/Ways you could support a particular student
Pre-teach and re-teach skills and concepts 
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Prompt appropriate behavior and work       
completion                                 
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Run behavior intervention plan             
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3. Foster the use of independent learning systems

Roles                                         Examples/Ways you could support a particular student
Visual schedules and mini-schedules           
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Visual prompts/cues                           
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Peer interaction                              
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Rules for Prompting and Fading
   1. Define _______________________________

   2. Choose _______________________________

   3. Implement sequence:

               ______________________

               ______________________

               ______________________

               ______________________

   4. Monitor ______________________________




“If you’ve told a child a thousand times and he still does not understand, then it is not the child who is a
slow learner.” Attributed to Walter Barbee

								
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