This is a review of the history of the paraprofessional position and the current literature on supply and demand, preparation and training, and certification and licensure. 
Author: Teri Wallace
Publication Date: 2003
Publisher: Center on Personnel Studies in Special Education, University of Florida

Respect, Appreciation, and Acknowledgment of Paraprofessionals Who Support Students with Disabilities
This article describes the experiences of 103 school personnel, including classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, special educators, and administrators who worked in four schools, Grades K-12.
Author: Michael F. Giangreco
Publication Date: Summer 2001
Publisher: Council for Exceptional Children

Roles and Responsibilities of Paraprofessionals: In Their Own Words
This study focused on the perceptions of paraprofessionals regarding the roles they fulfill while working with children with disabilities in special education and inclusive settings.
Author: Karen B. Patterson
Publication Date: May 2006
Publisher: TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus