Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3172-3140

Year of Publication

2022

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Document Type

Master's Thesis

College

Education

Department/School/Program

Special Education

First Advisor

Dr. Melinda J. Ault

Second Advisor

Dr. Justin D. Lane

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to evaluate the effects of a training and coaching intervention on increasing paraprofessionals use of communication strategies to increase the participation between students with disabilities and paraprofessionals. Students with CCN struggle to interact with peers and communicate appropriately, and therefore need guided instruction by adults. To encourage interactions across contexts, paraprofessionals must first learn how to use communication strategies. This skill also was chosen to extend our knowledge on coaching paraprofessionals to use different communication strategies to promote communication with students with ESN and CCN.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.13023/etd.2022.411

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