Paraprofessional Questions

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8. What is your least favorite subject?
This question will tell Ann what areas may be a concern for Hallie. This may be grade-wise or just simply a dislike for the subject in general.
9. What did your paraprofessional help you with throughout the school day at your old school?
We know that Hallie’s paraprofessional wrote for Hallie during the school day, but what else did the paraprofessional help with? This question will tell Ann what other supports Hallie needs during the day.
10. Did you ever go to other classrooms for additional help? (speech, occupational therapy, physical therapy, resource room)
This question will tell Ann what additional supports Hallie needs outside of the classroom and where she may need more support until she is able to get help from others.

In your professional opinion, list and briefly describe at least 10 considerations
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How can we help Hallie with writing? The most ideal solution for Hallie would be to hire a paraprofessional to work with her throughout the day on general tasks and writing assignments. She had a paraprofessional in her previous school so she is used to having someone work with her. The chances of getting a paraprofessional for Hallie however are slim due to budget cuts in the school district. Ann could utilize the students in her class as student helpers and they can assist Hallie with her writing. This causes issues though because then the students helpers may spend more time helping Hallie rather than working on their own school work. On homework assignments or in class work Hallie could use a voice recorder or dictation on a computer which would type what she says. Depending on the strength in her hands she may also be able to just type her responses on a computer. Oral response tests would also be beneficial so that Hallie can accurately answer questions to the best of her ability. (student helpers, paraprofessional, voice recorders for oral responses, oral tests, computer to type answers or use

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