Enhancing the Skills of Paraeducators Second Edition is a video-assisted training program designed to enhance the basic knowledge and performance skills of paraeducators (paraprofessionals). ESP covers a wide variety of instructional situations for K-12 age students with a range of disabilities.
Subject matter is organized into 5 units of instruction with lessons focusing on general skills for paraeducators. After watching the videos, paraeducators participate in exercises and discussion guided by the facilitator. The curriculum is easily adaptable to meet local needs and policies and addresses the training of paraeducators, as required by the 1997 amendment to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
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The program includes:
| "What I like best
about these programs is that each one is comprehensive and content specific,
yet user friendly. ESP, ASSET, and 'Colleagues' provide a wealth of training
material geared directly to their audiences. The videos really enhance the
learning experience; they provide for terrific discussion."
-Anna Lou Pickett, Director, National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals
"I like the videotape component of ESP because it shows actual examples of special education...I havent had anyone give me negative feedback."
-David Hoyt, Brookings School District #5-1
"ESP is user-friendly. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to use it."
-Sheri Helterbrand, Hopewell SERRC
"The Paraeducators have received the ESP training very positively"
-Robert Charlton, Tri District Special Services