Public School Talk: Supervision of Paraprofessionals in a School Setting: Oversight and Insight High caseloads, professional shortages, and increases in the severity of student needs all contribute to the necessity of expanding service delivery models for speech and language services in schools. Utilization of paraprofessionals to assist children across settings has been common practice in schools, but utilization of the paraprofessional model ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2001
Public School Talk: Supervision of Paraprofessionals in a School Setting: Oversight and Insight
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  • Barbara J. Moore-Brown
    El Rancho Unified School District, Pico Rivera, CA
  • Lissa Power-deFurColumn Editor
  • This will be Lissa’s final article as column editor for Division 11. She will be missed. Lissa’s submissions to the newsletter are consistently timely and her author and content choices always address current concerns within the school setting. We shall miss Lissa’s expertise and organization.
    This will be Lissa’s final article as column editor for Division 11. She will be missed. Lissa’s submissions to the newsletter are consistently timely and her author and content choices always address current concerns within the school setting. We shall miss Lissa’s expertise and organization.×
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Public School Talk
Article   |   October 01, 2001
Public School Talk: Supervision of Paraprofessionals in a School Setting: Oversight and Insight
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, October 2001, Vol. 11, 16-18. doi:10.1044/aas11.3.16
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, October 2001, Vol. 11, 16-18. doi:10.1044/aas11.3.16
High caseloads, professional shortages, and increases in the severity of student needs all contribute to the necessity of expanding service delivery models for speech and language services in schools. Utilization of paraprofessionals to assist children across settings has been common practice in schools, but utilization of the paraprofessional model for speech-language services has different complications in schools than in other settings. These arise out of the nature of speech and language services and the required supervision of paraprofessionals who work in the programs. This article will discuss some of the issues surrounding supervision of speech-language pathology paraprofessionals and provide insight into areas of local practice that may affect the oversight of paraprofessionals in school settings.
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