Links for More Information

Classroom Context

  1. This report summarizes some research findings on students’ perspectives on working with paraprofessionals in the classroom.
    http://www.advocacyinstitute.org
  2. This web page presents strategies that instructional teams could consider in having paraprofessionals encourage peer interaction between students in the inclusive classroom.
    http://www.uvm.edu

Establishing and Maintaining Rapport

  1. This bulletin offers advice to adults on how to communicate effectively with children.
    http://pubs.ext.vt.edu
  2. This web site offers advice about how to communicate effectively with children, young people, and families and is highly applicable to classroom contexts.
    http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk
  3. This web page’s advice for teachers on building relationships with students applies, in large part, to paraprofessional educators as well.
    http://www.nea.org/tools
  4. Geared to parents and teachers, this advice on communicating with children is useful for paraprofessional educators as well.
    http://effectivecommunicationadvice.com/children
  5. This site focuses on preschoolers, and its tips on listening to children apply to adults working with older children too.
    https://www.pre-school.org.uk

Diversity and Communication

  1. This paper for educators identifies important issues in communicating with students from diverse linguistic cultures.
    https://www.naeyc.org
  2. This web site on communication, posted for educators who work with college age students with disabilities, is also applicable to educators who work with elementary- and secondary-school age students with disabilities. http://www.sfcollege.edu