Review by: Beth A. Ferri, Associate Professor & Coordinator, Doctoral Program in Special Education & Master's Program in Inclusive Special Education, Syracuse University
"Lively, smart, informative, practical, and thoughtful . . . provides a powerful set of tools for [readers] who seek to make a positive difference in the life of the classroom and the lives of students who learn there."
Review by: Douglas Biklen, Dean of Education, Syracuse University
"A book that everyone associated with inclusive education will want to read and talk about. Guaranteed, it will find an audience far wider than the paraprofessional. Parents, teachers, and school leaders alike will surely count it among their most valued resources."
Review by: Lou Brown, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin
"The best and most comprehensive information about the roles, responsibilities, and values of paraprofessionals."
Review by: Richard A. Villa, Bayridge Consortium, San Diego, CA
"Easy to read and understand, this valuable resource provides practical information and tips for paraeducators and their supervisors."
Review by: Kimber Malmgren, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Excellent . . . clarifies the important roles that paraprofessionals can take in the classroom - and provides a myriad of ideas and suggestions for helping educators meet the needs of students with disabilities in effective and enlightened ways."
Review by: Alice Udvari-Solner, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Curriculum & Instruction
"A must-read for all paraprofessionals and the supervisory staff with whom they work. It is a comprehensive yet accessible resource that honors and guides the work of paraprofessionals in today's diverse classrooms."
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Review: About.com Special Needs Children
Review: about.com: Special Needs Children
"This is a book that can give you a little inspirational push into advocacy."
Review: Research & Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities
"If we are to continue to focus on developing high-quality educational programs that ensure that students with disabilities experience rich and interesting curriculum within inclusive environments, then resources such as [this] must be used by educational teams."
Review: The Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
"The focus of this text on the inclusive classrooms moves the field forward by articulating the advanced techniques needed by today's paraprofessionals."