Does Your Student Need a 1 to 1 Aide?


How to Request a One-to-One Paraprofessional for Your Child
by Wayne Steedman, Esq.

Does the child need one individual who is assigned to work with the child during the entire day? Can the child be successful if several individuals rotate during the day? If the child’s IEP does not specify that one individual will be assigned to work with the child, the result can be unsatisfactory.

Never make assumptions about the role of a one-to-one aide.

Parents and school personnel must have a clear understanding about a child’s need for an aide.

How does the IEP team make the decision to include a one-to-one aide in the child’s IEP? In general, this decision is based on the child’s needs. The child’s needs are identified by an evaluation of the child.

Read more. Wrightslaw, July 2018.