Faculty Publications

Title

Paraprofessional services for students with disabilities: A legal analysis of issues

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Law and policy, Paraprofessionals

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities

Volume

30

Issue

2

First Page

60

Last Page

80

Abstract

Concomitant with the increase in the number of paraprofessionals assisting students with disabilities is the emergence of legal issues pertaining to the need, selection, responsibilities, preparation, and supervision of those paraprofessionals. The purpose of this article is to provide a legal analysis of administrative and judicial decisions concerning these issues and to propose guidelines for ensuring appropriate paraprofessional involvement in the educational programs for students with disabilities. copyright 2005 by TASH.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2005

DOI of published version

10.2511/rpsd.30.2.60

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