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Integrazione Scolastica In Italy: Implications For American Schooling Of Children With Disabilities, Michael Giangreco Jan 2012

Integrazione Scolastica In Italy: Implications For American Schooling Of Children With Disabilities, Michael Giangreco

College of Education and Social Services Faculty Publications

This sabbatical final report describes the preparation, activities, and initial outputs of a three month sabbatical journey to Italy in Fall 2011. Over the past two decades, educating students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms, alongside their peers without disabilities, has increasingly become a focus of global attention and advocacy (Ferguson, 2008; Vislie, 2003). In part, this has been evidenced internationally through the development and ratification of the Salamanca Agreement (UNESCO, 1994) and Article 24 (Education) of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (United Nations, 2006). These international accords strongly favor inclusive education for children and youth with ...


Final Report: Paraprofessional Support Of Students With Disabilities In General Education, Michael F. Giangreco Oct 2003

Final Report: Paraprofessional Support Of Students With Disabilities In General Education, Michael F. Giangreco

College of Education and Social Services Faculty Publications

This final report provides information about a model demonstration project (CFDA 84.324M) funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. The project titled, Paraprofessional Supports for Students with Disabilities in General Education Settings, was awarded to the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (UCEDD) at the University of Vermont and operated between October 1998 and September 2003. This project addressed an important need of national significance, namely the development, implementation, and evaluation of a model to advance the effective use of paraprofessionals to support students with disabilities in general education classes. The model includes ...


Guidelines For Selecting Alternatives To Overreliance On Paraprofessionals, Michael F. Giangreco, Stephen M. Broer Psyd Mar 2003

Guidelines For Selecting Alternatives To Overreliance On Paraprofessionals, Michael F. Giangreco, Stephen M. Broer Psyd

College of Education and Social Services Faculty Publications

The Guidelines for Selecting Alternatives to Overreliance on Paraprofessionals is a field-tested schhol-based planning process. Support for the preparation of this article was provided by the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services under the funding category, Model Demonstration Projects for Children and Youth with Disabilities, CFDA 84.324M (H324M02007), awarded to the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion at the University of Vermont. The contents of this document reflect the ideas and positions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the ideas or positions of the U.S. Department of Education; therefore, no ...


Alternatives To Overreliance Or Inappropriate Utilization Of Paraprofessionals In Special Education, Michael F. Giangreco, Stephen M. Broer Psyd Feb 2003

Alternatives To Overreliance Or Inappropriate Utilization Of Paraprofessionals In Special Education, Michael F. Giangreco, Stephen M. Broer Psyd

College of Education and Social Services Faculty Publications

This article describes 12 alternatives to overreliance or Inappropriate utilization of paraprofessionals in special education based utilization in American schools. Support for the preparation of this article was provided by the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, under the funding category, Model Demonstration Projects for Children and Youth with Disabilities, CFDA 84.324M (Project EVOLVE, H324M02007), awarded to the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion at the University of Vermont. The contents of this paper reflect the ideas and positions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the ideas or positions of the U.S ...


The Paraprofessional Conundrum: Why We Need Alternative Support Strategies, Michael F. Giangreco, Stephen M. Broer Psyd Oct 2002

The Paraprofessional Conundrum: Why We Need Alternative Support Strategies, Michael F. Giangreco, Stephen M. Broer Psyd

College of Education and Social Services Faculty Publications

This four-page article describes a conundrum facing schools utilizing paraprofessionals to support students receiving special education. It considers three factors: (a) asked to engage in teacher-type instructional roles, (b) trained and supervised for teacher-type instructional roles, and (c) compensation commensurate with teacher-type instructional roles across six combinations. Regardless of whether or not the factors are present or not it often leads to series of undesirable outcomes. The article suggest a series of alternatives.


A Guide To Schoolwide Planning For Paraeducator Supports, Michael F. Giangreco, Susan W. Edelman Edd, Stephen M. Broer Psyd Jun 2001

A Guide To Schoolwide Planning For Paraeducator Supports, Michael F. Giangreco, Susan W. Edelman Edd, Stephen M. Broer Psyd

College of Education and Social Services Faculty Publications

A Guide to Schoolwide Planning for Paraeducator Supports is a field-tested, schoolwide planning tool designed to improve the quality of paraprofessional supports offered in public schools to supports students with disabilities and other identified support needs. Support for the preparation of this article was provided by the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services under the funding category, Model Demonstration Projects for Children and Youth with Disabilities, CFDA 84.324M (H324M980229), awarded to the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion at the University of Vermont. The contents of this paper reflect the ideas and positions ...


Guidelines For Making Decisions About I.E.P. Services, Michael F. Giangreco Jan 2001

Guidelines For Making Decisions About I.E.P. Services, Michael F. Giangreco

College of Education and Social Services Faculty Publications

The purpose of this booklet is to offer guidance for making decisions about IEP (Individualized Education Program) services for students with disabilities who are eligible for special education under the federal law called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, commonly referred to as IDEA. Included are special education and related services (e.g., occupational therapy, physical therapy, and psychological services). These guidelines are based on the IDEA, Vermont regulations, and research-based practices. They are designed to help IEP teams make thoughtful, comprehensive decisions supporting the education of students with disabilities, and enable them to consider important factors before, during, and ...


Related Services For Vermont's Students With Disabilities, Ruth E. Dennis, Susan W. Edelman Edd, Michael F. Giangreco, Ron Rubin, Peter W. Thoms Jan 1999

Related Services For Vermont's Students With Disabilities, Ruth E. Dennis, Susan W. Edelman Edd, Michael F. Giangreco, Ron Rubin, Peter W. Thoms

College of Education and Social Services Faculty Publications

The purpose of Related Services for Vermont’s Students with Disabilities is to offer information regarding related services that is consistent with IDEA and with Vermont Law and regulations. It also describes promising or exemplary practices in education, special education, and related services. The manual’s content applies to all related services disciplines which serve students with disabilities, ages 3 through 21, who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP).


Vermont Interdependent Services Team Approach: A Guide To Coordinating Educational Support Services, Michael F. Giangreco Jan 1996

Vermont Interdependent Services Team Approach: A Guide To Coordinating Educational Support Services, Michael F. Giangreco

College of Education and Social Services Faculty Publications

Vermont interdependent services team approach: A guide to coordinating educational support services (VISTA) is a guide to coordinating educationally related services (e.g., physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology) for students with disabilities in inclusive schools.


Making Related Service Decisions For Students With Severe Handicaps In Public Schools: Roles, Criteria, And Authority, Michael Giangreco Jan 1989

Making Related Service Decisions For Students With Severe Handicaps In Public Schools: Roles, Criteria, And Authority, Michael Giangreco

College of Education and Social Services Faculty Publications

Students with severe handicaps frequently require related services from occupational therapists, physical therapists, or communication specialists to benefit from instruction. Effective delivery of related services requires the existence of a shared framework for decision-making among educators, related service personnel, and families. This framework may be broadly characterized by: (a) the roles served by related service professionals, (b) the criteria used to make related service decisions, and (c) the authority for making decisions. Differences between team members regarding roles, criteria, and authority perspectives may pose threats to the development of a shared framework, while similarities may provide foundations upon which to ...