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INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT - SPECIAL ED August 28, 2009 JOCELYN FOREMAN RITA PETTIT PAULA PHILLIPS Revised 082809,12:30 pm.

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1 INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT - SPECIAL ED August 28, 2009 JOCELYN FOREMAN RITA PETTIT PAULA PHILLIPS Revised ,12:30 pm

2  Paras are not included in the planning  Position is difficult to fill  High turnover rate due to: ◦ Lack of training ◦ No Staff Development ◦ No support from BUSD administration  Need Standard Operating Procedures ◦ “Willful Endangerment”  Plan for Swine Flu Pandemic

3  “…aides lack appropriate training and resources…no system for accountability.”  IEPs are not implemented within 60 days of parental consent  Lacks evidence to support activities for English learners

4  Provide Adequate Training  Provide Adequate Protective Equipment  Identify Standard Operating Procedures  Establish Regular Staff Meetings ◦ Address Trainings ◦ Needed Supplies ◦ Confer surrounding challenges ◦ Discuss/share best practices

5  Accessibility for Special Ed Students ◦ Mobility in and around campus ◦ On campus evacuation plans ◦ Off campus evacuation plans  Proper Lifting Techniques  Evacuation Chairs  Sharps Containers  Universal Health Precautions  Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

6  Incontinent supplies  Gloves ◦ Latex ◦ Vinyl  Alpha Smarts  Specialized Fine Motor Materials  Adapted Materials  Tactile and Sensory Materials for Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

7  Back Braces (EEs)  Changing Tables  Hoyers  Standing Hoyers “Suzies”  Safety/Transfer Belts

8  Employees should be trained to use ◦ New, different or unfamiliar office equipment  Paras should be trained to use ◦ Evacuation Chairs ◦ Changing Tables ◦ Sharps Containers ◦ Hoyers ◦ Standing Hoyer “Suzies”

9  Adaptations/Modifications (student material)  Sign Exact English (SEE) Sign  First Aid/CPR Training  Interventions (student)  Test Taking Techniques (students)  Aberrant Behaviors ◦ Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

10  Trained Staff to support the mission and vision of BUSD  Academic success for “all” children  Partnership with Para educators  Compliance with Special Ed Review  Retention of Support Staff  Staff Readiness for Swine Flu Pandemic


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