This year, the Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) Professionals and Paraprofessionals
has provided approximately $70 million to 64 awardees to enhance community-based training for students preparing to become behavioral health professionals and paraprofessionals
with a focus on Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and other Substance Abuse Disorders (SUD) prevention, treatment, and recovery services.
Using a scientist-practitioner model, an intervention to shape independent responding was implemented by paraprofessionals
for a student with Down syndrome.
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They account for about 20 percent of the district's 74 paraprofessionals
Mlon was instrumental in launching the Bilingual Teacher Pipeline Project, which helps bilingual paraprofessionals
working in Oklahoma City Public Schools become certified teachers by funding their education.
With districts facing a shortage of bilingual teachers, paraprofessionals
present a rich source of candidates.
Further, experienced paraprofessionals
have some distinct advantages over other teaching candidates.
Specifically, the researchers describe a) the language behaviors and structure teachers and paraprofessionals
used while working with students in both teacher directed and non-teacher directed experiences and b) the type of language students used during the same experiences when communicating with the adults or other students.
Four single-case design studies have shown that paraprofessionals
can assist in implementing peer support arrangements in ways that improve outcomes for middle and high school students with severe disabilities by increasing peer interaction without negatively affecting academic engagement.
Headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ, S4T provides substitute teachers, paraprofessionals
, and educational support staff to over 150 K-12 school districts.
If the district submits a level-funded budget, the same as the $18.493 million from last year, not only would the schools not get the 11 positions that the principals thought were "adequate'' to run the district, but an additional six teachers and six paraprofessionals
would need to be cut, Gale said.
However, Latino paraprofessionals
face obstacles in the process of becoming teachers.