Former Paraprofessional at Redlands Unified School District
over 2 years ago
As a Paraprofessional you might be asked to assist in academic activities with the students. You also are one-on-one or have two to three students that are your main focus. You have to do IEP goals and record data. You are given a list of material that the student is working on based off of age, spectrum level, and whether or not the student is able to conduct what is being asked. You might also be asked to toilet train or diaper a student. You have to be very hands on in the appropriate manner for a behavior that requires positive redirection. Some students might self inflict and/or hurt you and you have to be quick on your toes and know how to act appropriately and accordingly.