Classroom Assistants


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Classroom Assistants

Classroom Assistants - Physical Demands

Teacher aides frequently:

  • Walk or run for long periods of time.
  • Stand for long periods of time.

It is important for teacher aides to be able to:

  • Speak clearly so listeners can understand.
  • Understand the speech of another person.
  • See details of objects that are less than a few feet away.

It is not as important, but still necessary, for teacher aides to be able to:

  • See details of objects that are more than a few feet away.
  • Use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body for long periods without getting tired.
  • Focus on one source of sound and ignore others.
  • Be physically active for long periods without getting tired or out of breath.
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  • Hear sounds and recognize the difference between them.
  • Use fingers to grasp, move, or assemble very small objects.
  • Use muscles to lift, push, pull, or carry heavy objects.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.