Ted 2021 Conference Proceedings: Steering into the Future
Ted 2021 Conference, November 2-5, 2021, Fort Worth, TX
Paraeducators play a vital role in providing special education services to students with disabilities, yet they often enter the classroom with inadequate training. Using a multiplebaseline across participants research design, we evaluated the effects of job-embedded bug-in-ear (BIE) coaching delivered to paraeducators on their use of behavior specific praise (BSP) while working 1:1 with transition-age students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Results showed all paraeducators used optimal rates of BSP during the intervention condition while receiving immediate feedback from the special education teacher (i.e., eCoach). High rates of BSP were sustained over time, and changes in expressive social and communicative behaviors in students were observed in relation to the intervention. Our findings extend the literature on BSP and have merit to help establish BIE coaching as an evidence-based practice (EBP) for paraeducators.
Original Publication Citation
Horn, A. L., & Rock, M. L. (2021). The effects of teacher-delivered e-coaching on paraeducators and students. In A. Markelz, (Ed.), Ted 2021 Conference Proceedings: Steering into the Future. (pp. 33-37). Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, Fort Worth, TX.
Horn, Annemarie L.; Rock, Marcia L.; and Markelz, Andy M. (Ed.), "The Effects of Teacher-Delivered E-Coaching on Paraeducators and Students" (2021). Communication Disorders & Special Education Faculty Publications. 69.