Paraeducators: Behavior Management Basics

Paraeducators: Behavior Management Basics

While working under the supervision of teachers and other school staff members, paraeducators are increasingly responsible for assisting in the management of student behavior. Many paraeducators support certified and licensed school staff as they help students learn the behavior skills necessary for success in educational environments and beyond. In this course, we’ll examine the role of the paraeducator, common factors related to challenging student behavior and the basics of behavior management.

Course Authors
Lisa Combs, M.A. Special Education, CAS
Lisa Combs spent her teaching career in early childhood and elementary settings and also served as a Pupil Services Director. In this role she was responsible for the direction of early childhood grants and public and special education preschool programs. Lisa is now an instructor in the graduate certificate program for Early Childhood Intervention Specialists at Wright State University. She’s also the author of the Best Friends Book Club Social Emotional Learning Program, as well as the related children’s literature series, both published through Best Friend Books, LLC. In addition, Lisa is an instructional and behavior consultant, specializing in autism spectrum disorders and is the author of "Push to Open: A Teacher's Quick Guide to Universal Design for Teaching Students with Autism in the General Education Classroom" and "Gear Up for Success: A Three Tiered Planning Model for Supporting Learners on the Autism Spectrum.


28 minutes