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Education and Training, Grade 9 - 12, Professional Support Services in Education, 2009

1.) Distinguish among types of professional support services careers to determine the area of interest.

Examples: psychologist, social worker, parent educator, counselor, speech language pathologist, audio pathologist

2.) Analyze tasks and responsibilities performed by professional support services staff to enhance student achievement and to meet instructional goals.

3.) Explain principles of support and service processes.

4.) Evaluate the impact of professional support services in education.

5.) Assess ways technology impacts professional support services.

6.) Determine needs of students by employing strategies and techniques used by professional support services staff.

Examples: observation, interview, consultation, testing, review of documents

7.) Evaluate assessment tools used by professional support services.

8.) Explain assessment results to prepare stakeholders to participate in developing an action plan for education.

9.) Stimulate stakeholders to identify interests and needs of students.

10.) Discuss resources available to stakeholders that enhance student educational success.

11.) Stimulate stakeholders to recognize the need for proactive support, including existing barriers for educational enhancement.

12.) Construct a personal or group action plan for educational success.

Examples: setting educational goals, identifying multiple sources of data and interpretation

13.) Coordinate support and services to meet needs of students.

Example: stakeholder meetings

14.) Explain benefits and potential resources for intervention.

15.) Determine skills to advocate for increased resources to meet needs of learners.

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