Paraprofessional Assistant Services
A growing number of paraprofessionals now deliver direct instruction and other direct services on public school campuses for students with special education needs. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates higher levels of training and supervision for these paraprofessionals to assist in the provision of services for students with disabilities. Anova’s paraprofessionals are selected and trained to meet this challenge with state-of-the-art behavioral approaches and specialized skills. Each paraprofessional receives supervision and on-going support from highly qualified Anova Behavior Analysts, and is provided with extensive training.
Anova Paraprofessional Assistants provide:
• Implementation of plans to reduce problem behaviors on campus
• Full-inclusion academic and socialization support
• Mainstreaming into regular education classes
• Services for students with specialized medical needs
The specific responsibilities assigned to Anova paraprofessionals vary depending on the needs of the individual student, and all know their primary responsibility is increasing student independence. Paraprofessional support can foster the development of academic skills, communication, social integration, and functional skills, and provide student-specific care such as attending to health-related needs or assisting with adaptive equipment. For students with problem behaviors, paraprofessionals may implement behavior management plans including positive reinforcement, assisting students in managing their emotions, or intervening with students in general education classrooms when problem behaviors interfere with learning. In addition, many serve as a communication link, providing feedback to the special education teachers about general education class activities, assignments, student participation, and behavior.
Anova Paraprofessional Assistants work cooperatively with school staff to reduce problem behaviors and efficiently fade behavioral support.
For more information, please call (707) 527-7032.