Presentation on theme: "FACILITATED BY JENNIFER GONDEK INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST FOR INCLUSIVE EDUCATION TST BOCES Effective Support in Inclusive Classrooms."— Presentation transcript:
FACILITATED BY JENNIFER GONDEK INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST FOR INCLUSIVE EDUCATION TST BOCES JGONDEK@TSTBOCES.ORG Effective Support in Inclusive Classrooms
Session Learning Targets: Identify the various roles of paraprofessionals in classrooms and school settings. List the 13 federally recognized categories of disabilities. Read an IEP to determine classification present level of performance, goals, and accommodations.
The ESSENCE of Scaffolds “Give me a fish while you’re teaching me how to catch my own. That way I won’t starve to death while I’m learning to tie flies.” 5 Lori Ostrander & Kimberly Matthews, DCMO BOCES
Roles of a Paraprofessional Social Support Academic Support Physical Support Behavior Support
What is special education? LOOK FOR A DEFINITION FROM STATE!!! Special education is individualized instruction (specially designed) designed to meet the unique needs of certain students. Part of general education At no cost to the parents Funded by local and federal governments.
Person-First Language Instead of this….Say This…. The learning disabled student, Gail. Gail has a learning disability. Jeff is retarded.Jeff has a cognitive disability. Torey is nonverbal.Torey communicates with her eyes and switch device. Ben is in special ed.Ben receives special education services. Dennis can’t write.Dennis writes using the computer. Anna has vision problems.Anna needs a magnification device.
Academic Achievement, Functional Performance, and Learning Characteristics Social Development Physical Development Management Needs A statement on the effect of these needs on his/her progress in the general education curriculum