I have a full time aide in my room this year to help with one particular student (I think she prefers the term 'paraprofessional'). This student is not diagnosed with any disorders, but is really, really low in just about everything and really, really slow. So he needs an aide. The problem is that my aide is completely lacking in any independence. She is constantly asking questions. I get asked the same questions every single day. I have lost so much time just trying to get her to work with this student. At first, she was doing everything for him, and I asked her to let him try to do it on his own (he wants to try). Then she completely stopped doing anything for him. I had to ask her to help him with cutting. I've given her a copy of the IEP and it is very specific about what she should be doing. But she asks me about EVERY single sentence!!! To make matters worse, she shushes my class!!! Drives me crazy. She'll clear her throat at students, and now at me to let me know that someone's hand is raised. My question is (and it sometimes just helps to vent) what do I do? I hate to bug the principal with this, but she's slowing us down and using up my plan time. Would it be wrong of me to ask her not to shush my class? I don't want to cross lines and look like I just can't get along with my aide. Help!!!