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Top 50 Special Population Paraprofessional Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Special Population Paraprofessional. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Special Population Paraprofessional resumes they appeared on. For example, 20.9% of Special Population Paraprofessional resumes contained Special Needs as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Special Population Paraprofessional actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Special Population Paraprofessional:

1. Special Needs

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Here's how Special Needs is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Assisted with and managed classroom of high behavior, high needs, special needs children, ages ranging from 5-13.
  • Provide extra assistance to students with special needs, such as non-English-speaking students or those with physical and mental disabilities.
  • Create and analyze individual goals for each special needs client to ensure growth and independence for each individual.
  • Provided support to the classroom teacher in actively teaching students with a wide variety of special needs.
  • Work individually with a special needs student during the first half of the school day.
  • Accommodate and support students with special needs within an integrated academic setting.
  • Close interaction with, supervision of and observation of special needs children.
  • Worked with children with severe special needs both physical and mental.
  • Assist, supervise, and educate students with special needs.
  • Promoted to paraprofessional in an Intensive Special Needs classroom.
  • Document and share progress of special needs individual.
  • Worked with Special Needs students.
  • Worked with special needs children.
  • Worked with special needs students in self-contained classroom Developed curriculum, planned and implemented coordinated care with community resources and care giver/parents
  • Worked one-on-one as a paraprofessional with intensive special needs student diagnosed with vision impairments, multiple physical and mental disabilities.
  • provided aid in academic institution helping children with special needs along with general education children.
  • Worked with special needs children by following plans set by the school directors and also planning activities myself.
  • Work one on one special needs female with cerebral palsy in a wheelchair in the 7th grade .
  • Assisted special needs teacher with instruction of children with special needs.
  • Work with special needs students in a P.A.L.S classroom.

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2. Behavioral Issues

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Here's how Behavioral Issues is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Assist Special Needs students aged 4 to 21 who have a variety of medical, mental and behavioral issues.

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3. IEP

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Here's how IEP is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Conferred and planed with teachers related to IEP objectives and/or modifications, and provided documentation.
  • Prepared classroom materials related to IEP's or modifications/accommodations.
  • Provide classroom assistance and accommodations to promote learning included in the child's Individual Education Plans (IEP).
  • Conducted task analyses and Discrete Trial Intervention, to help to effectively reach each objective goals within the IEP.
  • Assisted the student in becoming successful in completing the goals stated in the student's IEP.
  • Work with special needs children to help them meet and exceed their IEP goals.
  • Managed children (more specifically, those on IEP's).
  • Assisted with group educational activities that included students on IEP's.
  • Provide students with 1:1 instruction to help achieve IEP goals.
  • Worked towards student IEP (social and academic) goals.
  • Assist in development of IEP goals for each student.
  • Implement behavior plan as outlined in students IEP.
  • Provide evaluation of IEP goal attainment.
  • Worked with audio-visual equipment, computers and/or assistive technology as related to IEP/accommodations & modifications.
  • Monitored supplementary work and independent study that included students on IEPs.
  • Follow through with individual Education Program (IEP) objectives, including math, reading, independent skills and etc.
  • Accommodated, adapted, supported , observed and assessed inclusion students toward their IEP goals.
  • Assist in the development /evaluation of student's Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
  • Carried out tutoring activities designed by the teacher that included students on IEPs.
  • Assist freshmen students with ieps in history and math classes

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4. Small Groups

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Here's how Small Groups is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups to help master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts present by teachers.
  • Worked one on one with students and in small groups to accommodate specific needs for course completion.
  • Worked one on one and in small groups with students with significant support needs.
  • Work one-on-one, or in small groups, with students in social environments.
  • Prepared activities and taught small groups toward goals as related to the IEP.
  • Supervised and assisted disabled students one-on-one and in small groups.
  • Provide instruction to individual students and small groups of students.
  • Supervised students independently and in small groups.
  • Provide instructional support in small groups.
  • Worked with individual students or small groups to reinforce classwork Demonstrates ethical behavior and confidentiality of student's information.

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5. Lesson Plans

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Here's how Lesson Plans is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Developed specialized lesson plans & activities for individual students.
  • Implement existing lesson plans in a manner that ensures the integrity of academic time and motivate students to learn and participate.
  • Follow the teacher's lesson plans to teach student in the class using appropriate accommodations as outlined in the IEP.
  • Assisted teachers in implementing and executing lesson plans and participated in off site activities involving special needs children.
  • Developed lesson plans for youth from ages 4-13 to content area dance and physical activity.
  • Assist the supervising teacher with the development and implementation of lesson plans and curriculum planning.
  • Tutor students with special needs and assist the teacher with implementing lesson plans.
  • Implement daily lesson plans including academic, social, and functional activities.
  • Provide direct student instruction (individual or group) from lesson plans.
  • Assisted teachers with communicating lesson plans to children with special needs.
  • Planned, organized, supported, and developed relevant lesson plans.
  • Designed lesson plans focused on age and level -appropriate material.
  • Created and implemented lesson plans with the approval of teacher.
  • Helped prepare daily lesson plans for activities and lessons.
  • Implement daily lesson plans and prepare instructional material.
  • Developed and implemented programs and lesson plans.
  • Assisted teachers with implementing lesson plans.
  • Planned lesson plans for the week.
  • Created lesson plans and made all copies for grade level reps.
  • Developed Weekly Lesson Plans & Prepared Martials for Each Activity Devised Individual Goals for Each Childs Special Need.

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6. Classroom Management

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Here's how Classroom Management is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Provided support with classroom management.
  • Provide instruction and classroom management services under the direction and supervision of the classroom teacher.
  • Assisted in assessments and classroom management for students.

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7. Mathematics

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8. Student Learning

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9. Physical Therapy

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Here's how Physical Therapy is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Assist with Occupational Therapy Speech Therapy and Physical Therapy.
  • Assist with academics, physical education, physical therapy.
  • Provided one-on-one classroom assistance Provided physical therapy for special needs children

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10. Independent Living

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Here's how Independent Living is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Provided tutoring geared towards the goal of independent living.

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11. Personal Care

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Here's how Personal Care is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Helped form and documented personal care and educational goals.

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12. Classroom Setting

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Here's how Classroom Setting is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Work with disabled students in a classroom setting.
  • Assist teacher and children in a classroom setting.

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13. Instructional Materials

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Here's how Instructional Materials is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Tutored disable students and assisted in behavior management Support the teacher in preparing instructional materials and classroom.
  • Provided clerical assistance, duplicated materials and assisted with teacher's instructional materials.
  • Assist in developing and preparing instructional materials and training modules.
  • Organize instructional materials and learning centers, and reinforce skills and concepts.
  • Worked creatively to present instructional materials.

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14. Needs Paraprofessional

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15. Recreational Activities

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Here's how Recreational Activities is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Supervised educational and recreational activities such as kayaking and archery for first to eighth grade special needs.
  • Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.

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16. Daily Activities

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Here's how Daily Activities is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Assist Teacher in daily activities, which include Reading, Writing, Fine motor skills, and Homemaking skills.
  • Constructed report of daily activities of special needs children under my supervision/care.
  • Assist with specials needs students with their daily activities and routines.
  • Communicated with faculty and staff regularly regarding daily activities of students Ensured a safe environment at all times for students and staff

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17. Down Syndrome

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18. Social Development

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Here's how Social Development is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Assist in the educational and social development of adult students under the direction and guidance of the facilitator and classroom teachers.
  • Observed and evaluated children's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.

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19. Special Strategies

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Here's how Special Strategies is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Assisted the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing skills and instruction, and modifying materials.

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20. Speech Therapy

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Here's how Speech Therapy is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Provided physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

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21. Physical Education

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Here's how Physical Education is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Help organize games/activities for students with disabilities in their regular Physical Education classes.
  • Help design, implement, and monitor Physical Education classes for students with disabilities.

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22. Class Activities

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23. ABA

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Here's how ABA is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Created a database to house students' grades, contact information, and print progress reports.
  • Maintained database and ensured the delivery of premium service to students and office staff.
  • Helped students develop functional language use via effective utilization of ABA therapies.

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24. Lunch Periods

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Here's how Lunch Periods is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Perform assigned supervision of students during lunch periods, play periods, and on field trips.
  • Assisted children with transition to classes as well as with feeding during lunch periods.

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25. Group Settings

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26. CPI

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Here's how CPI is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Certified in CPR/AED and First Aid, also certified by CPI in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention.

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27. Data Collection

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Here's how Data Collection is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Maintain confidential records, instructional materials, and data collection.
  • Assist with clerical duties, data collection.

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28. Independent Study

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29. Student Records

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Here's how Student Records is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Maintained accurate student records and prepared reports on children and activities when needed.
  • Assist classroom teachers with maintaining student records.
  • Maintain student records and progress daily.

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30. Staff Members

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Here's how Staff Members is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Responded to inquiries and requests from senior officials and staff members, using information obtained from multiple sources.
  • Filed office documents and retrieves them as requested by the supervisor and staff members.
  • Have established an excellent rapport with all staff members and students.

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31. Pre-K

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Here's how Pre-K is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Substitute Teacher when needed for grades Pre-K through Grade 8.
  • Provided one on one attention to pre-k partner child with multiple activities while promoting language and developmental skills.
  • Substitute teacher for grades pre-kindergarten through four; supervised and taught classes using predetermined lesson plans.
  • Assisted with Pre-K thru 3rd grade special needs students with different developmental disabilities.

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32. Data Entry

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33. Daily Tasks

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Here's how Daily Tasks is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Mentor a disabled person with downs syndrome on daily tasks.
  • Work independently on daily tasks with special need studentsMonitor, practice and review individual goal work of students per I.E.P.

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34. K-12

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Here's how K-12 is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Assisted teachers in a variety of instructional and classroom activities involving grades K-12 non-severely handicapped children in need of special education.

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35. Occupational Therapy Services

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36. Ethical Behavior

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Here's how Ethical Behavior is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students in school environment and community.

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37. Educational Goals

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Here's how Educational Goals is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Tutored individual to meet educational goals.
  • Worked with other teams to accomplish educational goals and determine further improvements.

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38. Extra Assistance

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39. Adhd

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40. CPR

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41. Positive Relationships

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Here's how Positive Relationships is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.

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42. Developmental Disabilities

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Here's how Developmental Disabilities is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Provide support to children diagnosed with moderate to severe developmental disabilities.

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43. Social Interaction

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Here's how Social Interaction is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Coordinate activities, and accommodate students on community outings to increase, and improve social interaction.
  • Assisted students with homework, social interaction, safety and educational skills.

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44. Social Needs

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45. Behavioral Data

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Here's how Behavioral Data is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Documented and analyzed behavioral data.
  • Collect instructional and behavioral data for all objectives being taught for each student.

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46. Daily Needs

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Here's how Daily Needs is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Work with students that are learning disabled Adapt curriculum to meet their daily needs both in classroom and out of classroom.

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47. Social Workers

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Here's how Social Workers is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Provided observational data to social workers.
  • Assisted other teachers, behavior specialists, social workers and parents in conducting individual student conferences.

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48. Educational Materials

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Here's how Educational Materials is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Prepare educational materials, record keeping, coaching and testing.
  • Prepared and distributed educational materials in accordance with the decided lesson plans.

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49. Classroom Maintenance

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Here's how Classroom Maintenance is used in Special Population Paraprofessional jobs:
  • Perform clerical, classroom maintenance, and instructional duties as assigned by the certified staff.

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50. Master Assignments

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20 Most Common Skills For A Special Population Paraprofessional

Special Needs

24.5%

Behavioral Issues

24.4%

IEP

9.8%

Small Groups

6.9%

Lesson Plans

6.8%

Classroom Management

6.3%

Mathematics

3.6%

Student Learning

3.2%

Physical Therapy

1.9%

Independent Living

1.4%

Personal Care

1.4%

Classroom Setting

1.4%

Instructional Materials

1.2%

Needs Paraprofessional

1.1%

Recreational Activities

1.1%

Daily Activities

1.0%

Down Syndrome

1.0%

Social Development

1.0%

Special Strategies

1.0%

Speech Therapy

1.0%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Special Population Paraprofessional

Rank Skill
1 Special Needs 20.9%
2 Behavioral Issues 20.8%
3 IEP 8.3%
4 Small Groups 5.9%
5 Lesson Plans 5.8%
6 Classroom Management 5.4%
7 Mathematics 3.1%
8 Student Learning 2.7%
9 Physical Therapy 1.6%
10 Independent Living 1.2%
11 Personal Care 1.2%
12 Classroom Setting 1.2%
13 Instructional Materials 1.0%
14 Needs Paraprofessional 0.9%
15 Recreational Activities 0.9%
16 Daily Activities 0.9%
17 Down Syndrome 0.9%
18 Social Development 0.9%
19 Special Strategies 0.8%
20 Speech Therapy 0.8%
21 Physical Education 0.7%
22 Class Activities 0.7%
23 ABA 0.7%
24 Lunch Periods 0.7%
25 Group Settings 0.7%
26 CPI 0.6%
27 Data Collection 0.6%
28 Independent Study 0.5%
29 Student Records 0.5%
30 Staff Members 0.5%
31 Pre-K 0.5%
32 Data Entry 0.5%
33 Daily Tasks 0.5%
34 K-12 0.5%
35 Occupational Therapy Services 0.5%
36 Ethical Behavior 0.5%
37 Educational Goals 0.5%
38 Extra Assistance 0.5%
39 Adhd 0.4%
40 CPR 0.4%
41 Positive Relationships 0.4%
42 Developmental Disabilities 0.4%
43 Social Interaction 0.4%
44 Social Needs 0.4%
45 Behavioral Data 0.4%
46 Daily Needs 0.3%
47 Social Workers 0.3%
48 Educational Materials 0.3%
49 Classroom Maintenance 0.3%
50 Master Assignments 0.3%
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