Paraprofessional's Essential Guide to Inclusive Education

ISBN-10: 1412966116

ISBN-13: 9781412966115

Edition: 3rd 2009

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Description: Hundreds of strategies that promote success for struggling students in inclusive classrooms! A practical, hands-on resource for daily use, this updated edition of Inclusion: An Essential Guide for the Paraprofessional answers paraprofessionals' most common questions and provides extensive strategies for all areas of the curriculum. The completely revised third edition includes a new chapter on reading, expanded chapters throughout, additional activities for classroom use, more than 75 new strategies, and 12 additional forms available on a CD-ROM for easy reproduction. Ideal for experienced or novice paraprofessionals, this volume covers techniques for reading, spelling, language, and mathematics, and includes topics such as: Inclusive practices Policies, procedures, and schedules Accommodations and modifications for the classroom environment Communication and organizational skills Peer tutoring Behavior management Confidentiality and reporting Working within the special education system

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 11/26/2008
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 248
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

About the Author
Building Background
Inclusive Practices: Myth and Reality
Benefits of Inclusive Education
The Special Education System
Student Placement
What Are Handicapping Conditions?
Classroom Implications
The Special Education Team
Confidentiality and Special Education
Mandated Reporting
Confidentiality Related to Students
Guidelines for Confidentiality
Getting Started
Learning About Policies and Procedures
The Paraprofessional's Role
Role Delineation
Developing a Schedule
Scheduling for a Substitute
Effective Communication Strategies
Observations and Evaluations
Breakdown in Communication
The Paraprofessional and the General Education Teacher
Working in the Classroom Environment
Working With Students
Types of Classroom Instruction
Peer Tutoring and Leadership Opportunities
Skill Reinforcement
Assistive Technology
Accommodations and Modifications
What Is the Difference?
Levels of Change
Getting Organized
Frequently Asked Questions
Helping All Students Learn
Prereading Stage
Creating Audiotapes
Previewing or Preteaching Materials
On-the-Spot Changes
Novels, Free-Choice, and Silent Reading
Tracking Difficulties
Students With Hearing Impairments
Students With Vision Impairments
Support Across the Curriculum
Daily Assignments
Following Directions
Large-Group Instruction
Note-Taking Skills
Organizational Skills
Strategies for Struggling Readers
Reading Decoding
Reading Comprehension
Vocabulary Development
Students With Visual Difficulties
Written Language
Prewriting Stage
One Word at a Time
Generating Ideas
The Writing Process
Spelling in the Context of Written Language Assignments
Grade-Level Spelling Lists
Parallel Spelling Activities
Drill and Practice Activities
Study Methods for Spelling
Spelling Tests
General Teaching Strategies
Parallel Math Activities
Modifying Math Assignments
Student Aids
Classroom Assessments
General Strategies
Types of Assessments
Behavior Management
Behavior Strategy Tips
Reinforcement and Discipline
Providing Structure for Students
Working With Students
Working With Impulsive and Easily Distracted Students
A Final Note From the Author
Resources: Reproducible Forms
Contact List
Discussion Activities for Paraprofessionals
Job Description
General Responsibilities
Roles and Responsibilities
Daily Schedule
Special Education Acronyms
Daily Log
Daily Communication
Alternate Plan
Medical Alert Form
Classroom Information
Goal Worksheet
Instructional Changes
Daily Assignments
Volunteer List
Daily Assignment Log
Weekly Assignments
Common Abbreviations for Note Taking
Chapter Outline
Compare and Contrast
Weekly Study Schedule
Priority Assignment Sheet
My To-Do List
Checklist: Materials to Take Home
Alphabet Activities
Alphabet Cards
Common Word Families
Basic Phonics Rules
Dolch Word List
Instant Words
Bingo Game Grid
Tic-Tac-Toe Grid
Word List
Story Organizer
Common Prefixes and Suffixes
Charting New Vocabulary
Story Starters
Story Planner
Story Outline
Proofreading Checklists
Paragraph Sequencing Activity
Study Methods for Spelling
"What Do I Do if. . .?"
Behavior Change Plan
Tally Sheet
Sample Reinforcement Charts
Positive Reinforcement Phrases
Point Sheet
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