Working Safely with Students with Special Needs

Working Safely with Students with Special Needs

The Special Education classroom offers unique challenges to school staff, including the possibility of injury. Injuries caused by students – accidental or otherwise – and over-exertion related to helping lift and transfer students with special needs are significant risks. This course offers cautionary information and practical tips to help you minimize the possibility of injury.

Course Authors
Kim Sax Halley
Kim Sax Halley has worked in the field of disabilities for over 30 years as a district administrator, rehabilitation administrator, staff mentor and therapist. She has worked in a variety of settings including medical, private practice and educational. Ms. Halley has also provided professional development at the national, state and local level. Ms. Halley has recently retired as the executive director of Inclusive Education for a large school district in Washington State where she worked with building administrators and staff to create a more inclusive district culture for students with disabilities.


29 minutes