Behavioral Support

Paraprofessionals often work with children who have challenging behaviors. a paraprofessional may watch her and take notes about her behavior during the day. These notes may be used to provide more insight into your child’s behavior.

Paraprofessionals will know strategies to help your child with behavior—like telling her when she’s doing well, giving her rewards and helping her to stop aggressive behavior. Paraprofessionals are often trained to jump in and help in a crisis.

Physical and Medical Support

Some paraprofessionals work with children who have physical challenges. A paraprofessional can help feed, move or take a child to the bathroom. Paraprofessionals may work with the school nurse.

Paraprofessionals also can work with children that need medical support. For instance, they may help children who are at risk for seizures or have severe allergies.

One-on-One Paraprofessionals

Your child may have a one-on-one paraprofessional if she requires more support. The one-on-one paraprofessional will work just with your child and may also go with your child to occupational therapy, speech therapy or other therapies and field trips, too.