Public Education, supported Special Ed population
Paraprofessional (Former Employee) – Ludlow, MA – January 18, 2016
Follow students to classes, give emotional/social/educational support as needed to Autism spectrum population as needed throughout the school day.
I learned each students strengths and weaknesses as time went on and was able to support more effectively through this knowledge.
Provided social skills encouragement/lessons as situations arose. Helped to teach life skills at appropriate ages dictated. I enjoyed working with the population that I helped to support for many years. The hardest part of the job was being restricted by the school day itself, never enough hours in the day to get in all you wanted to do as a paraprofessional or mentor.
It's hard to work around people who see this just as a job and not fully understand that autism is a spectrum disorder. The autism population has many different strengths weaknesses and should be supported as individuals and not as a group, even when in a group. To see growth before your eyes is wonderful.
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