A Systematic Review of Paraprofessional Training Materials.
The Journal of Special Education
Sage Publications, Inc.
Paraprofessional training is essential for high quality special education services. Yet, educators may struggle to select appropriate materials for paraprofessional training. A review was conducted of 26 paraprofessional training materials using a rubric designed to evaluate the alignment with federal legislation and professional standards, and use of research-based adult learning methods. Results indicate many training materials aligned with federal legislation, but varied in their content focus, alignment with paraprofessional standards, and use of adult learning methods. Based on results of the review, three paraprofessional training materials reflected high quality training. Features of paraprofessional training materials, recommendations for practice, suggested improvements to training materials, limitations, and future research directions are discussed.
Douglas, S.N. , Uitto, D., Reinfelds, C., & D’Agostino, S. (2019). A Systematic Review of Paraprofessional Training Materials. Journal of Special Education. 52, 195-207. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022466918771707