What are the Roles of Paraprofessionals in Inclusive Schools?

Authored by: John McDonnell , J. Matthew Jameson

Handbook of Effective Inclusive Schools

Print publication date:  May  2014
Online publication date:  May  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415626057
eBook ISBN: 9780203102930
Adobe ISBN: 9781136242434


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The expansion of inclusive educational programs over the last two decades has prompted practitioners and researchers to examine ways to provide academic and social supports to students with disabilities in these settings (Hunt & McDonnell, 2007; McLeskey, Rosenberg, & Westling, 2013). One widely advocated approach is the use of one-to-one paraprofessionals to provide assistance to students to participate successfully in classroom activities (Chopra & French, 2004; French & Chopra, 1999; Werts, Harris, Tillery, & Roark, 2004; Wolery, Werts, Caldwell, Snyder, & Liskowski, 1995).

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