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With A Little Help From My Friends-Our Instructional Assistants and Paraprofessionals

When developing the Present Levels, in some cases it would be helpful to obtain information from the instructional assistants/paraprofessionals who are providing services to the students. Also, ask them if the accommodations they are implementing are helpful, a waste of time, or being rejected by the student. Get their input on the need for extended time.

In order to get the proper help from the instructional assistants/paraprofessionals, make sure you are reviewing the IEPs and 504 Plans with them. You should actually sit down with them and review the accommodations section of these documents. Provide them with a snapshot of the IEP and take a few minutes to explain it.

Rochelle’s Special Education Tips (“Tips”) are designed to be helpful and thought provoking, but should not be considered legal advice as they may not be accurate for use in all situations. Tips are based on my opinions and positions in accordance with federal and Maryland law and my over 35 years of experience in the special education legal field. – Rochelle S. Eisenberg, Esquire
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