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Therapist Involvement in Determining the Need for Paraeducator Support

July 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Course Description: Leslie will introduce the participant to the Intensive Needs Checklist to determine the need for paraeducator support. The special insight that therapists have in determining need will be explored. Data collected from therapy progress is an essential part of the support for students who need additional adult support and finding answers found in therapy notes will be addressed. Precautions for para-educator support, guidelines to reduce paraeducator support, and the importance or reducing reliance on adult support will be reviewed. Potential methods to use rather than adult support will be discussed. Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand the precautions for paraeducator support 2. Explore the intensive needs checklist and its use by the admissions and release committee 3. Understand over-reliance, learned helplessness, social development and how personalities play a role in student skill development 4. Understand why paraeducator support is not conducive for academic delays 5. Demonstrate the ability to develop a support plan and to reduce support naturally 6. Develop a therapy program for paraeducators to follow 7. Explore peer tutoring, mentor development, and school community support Requested state CEUs for Occupational Therapist and Physical Therapist, pending approval

TARGETED AUDIENCE: Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant


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July 22, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Christie Allen


London Training Room
55 Waco Drive
London, KY 40741 United States
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