One-on-one aides for gen ed students with severe behavioral needs are becoming very common in my district. It seems like each year, students' behaviors are getting worse, unfortunately. At my last site, we had 5 different one-on-one aides who shadowed students all day long. Thankfully, at my current site, we only have one aide who does this. As a district, though, each site has between 1-5 aides who do nothing but follow around students who could potentially cause a safety issue. When I first started my career in education 12 (almost 13) years ago, I'd never heard of this type of thing. Doesn't seem like the behaviors were as intense back then. Sigh!