I have a special education paraprofessional that I use a lot. It is a service I provide, and I have to tell you that I do not like the way that service is being performed. I don’t know how many times I’ve had to tell people to do things that they did not want to do, because they don’t know how to do it.
If you’ve ever been a special ed paraprofessional, you know that the job is never easy. You have to always be on your toes, always be ready to respond to each child’s needs. In the process you may find yourself in the position of having to tell a student or student-teacher, “do you want to quit now?” because they are on something that is not their natural personality or interests.
The last time I had to do this, a paraprofessional was a 14 year old student who had been in special ed for over a year. She had been attending a residential special ed program for about 9 months, and was struggling with social skills and a general lack of understanding of what was going on. She was very shy, and I had to walk her through this process in a way that both her parents and I could understand.
If you’re not going to take out a paraprofessional, but want to take part in a special education program, then you need to start somewhere.
The biggest problem with working with a paraprofessional is that you will get in trouble for doing it. Many of these students have been in special ed for a long time, and have been having trouble adjusting to life on the outside. This is one of the reasons I was trying to do this as a career. If you can get through these kids, there is no reason to be an apathetic, “I don’t care enough to do this” person.
What’s the big deal? Kids with special needs don’t need a job. What they need is a job with a disability or a disability-free job. When you’re working with them, you have a job, but you’re not in their head. This is a perfect system for people who are working with special needs, and they should be able to use this kind of job as long as they’re not in their head too much.
It’s a perfect system for people who are working with special needs, but don’t need to be in their head. It’s the perfect system for people who have a disability or who have an disability-free job.
As a paraprofessional, you need to be able to do all the things that a paraprofessional should be able to do. This is because the paraprofessional work is based on a hierarchy of capabilities. The paraprofessional job is so important that there are numerous tests (on paper) which determine if its even possible for a paraprofessional to work, and if not, what the alternative would be.
A paraprofessional can work in any job on the spectrum so long as the job is capable of being done by a paraprofessional, but most special education paraprofessionals are required to work in their assigned specialty.
This is because they work so well on any particular type of job, so the paraprofessional job is the most important job on the spectrum. So while some paraprofessional jobs are more important than others, the paraprofessional job is the most important job.