The Paraprofessional Conundrum
The Role of the Paraprofessional and the Special Education Teacher Let me start by saying that some of the best people I have ever worked with are paraprofessionals. The dedication, patience, knowledge, and commitment of most para’s is unsurpassed by anyone. I know para’s that have made the difference between leaning and participating and passively…Read More
Inclusion: What does that mean, anyway?
In 1992 “Inclusion” was the big movement for people with disabilities, especially children with significant disabilities. I was a recent college graduate working with babies in early intervention. One of the best jobs anyone who loves kids with disabilities could ever have, as far as I am concerned. I was lucky enough to attend…Read More
Why Special Education?
The beginning My first recollection of having any interest in special education comes from my early elementary school years. I was in first or second grade standing at my school’s playground fence looking across the road at another playground. This playground, however, had a whole group of adults playing on it. In my eight year…Read More