Easily Train Your Paraeducators

On Important Special Education Topics


Online Professional Development for Paraeducators

Paraeducators play a critical role in helping certified and licensed school staff serve an increasingly diverse student population. With the Exceptional Child Online Professional Development System, you can easily deliver training to your paraeducators.

Training is accessible 24/7 from any web-enabled device, and administrators can easily assign courses and track completions for paraeducators across your school or district.

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Engaging, online courses cover key topics to help your paraeducators be successful!

Courses are written by nationally recognized experts, including Dr. Kent Gerlah, who is widely recognized for his contributions, research, and consultation at a state and district level on paraeducator employment, training, and supervision.

  1. Paraeducator roles and responsibilities
  2. Clarification of paraeducator vs. supervising teacher roles
  3. Understanding school and/or district policies and procedures
  4. Ethics and professionalism
  5. Confidentially
  6. Teacher and paraeducator teamwork
  7. Assisting and supporting teachers with curriculum and instruction
  8. Managing student behavior
  9. Assisting students with special needs
  10. Understanding IDEA and Section 504
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New Essentials Courses

Our new Essentials Courses offer short 15-20 minute introductions for paraeducators and other support staff:

  • ADHD Overview
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Overview
  • Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) Overview
  • Bullying and Students with Special Needs
  • Child Find
  • Emotional Behavioral Disorder (EBD) Overview
  • IEP Compliance
  • Paraeducators: Roles and Responsibilities
  • Restraint and Seclusion Overview
  • School Safety for Students with Disabilities
  • Special Education Introduction

Special education PD for your paraeducators!

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