Summer 2012–This bulletin will attempt to provide you with information and understanding when making the determination for a 1:1 aide. It will further explore the pros and cons of using a 1:1 aide. Additionally, it will discuss how to best identify the appropriateness of using 1:1 aides based on the instructional needs, behavior management and the health and safety concerns of a child. Sometimes we forget that all children share similarities. The goal for all children should be independence.