Welcome to OPEPP​
Ohio Partnership for Excellence in Paraprofessional Preparation

Links for More Information

Classroom Context

  1. This report summarizes some research findings on students’ perspectives on working with paraprofessionals in the classroom. 
  2. The TIES Center has a number of resources to help educators and related services personnel work with students with significant cognitive disabilities. Its page called Communicative Supports links to various resources for face-to-face and virtual communication 

Establishing and Maintaining Rapport; Diversity and Communication

  1. This 2009 paper from the National Association for the Education of Young Children identifies important issues in communicating with students from diverse linguistic cultures: On Responding to Linguistic and Cultural Diversity
  2. Paraprofessionals sometimes work with students who have significant or complex communication needs. Some of these students benefit from Augmentative or Alternative Communication (AAC). This video from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital provides an overview of AAC. 

Module: Communication and Collaboration

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