Creating an effective, positive and safe learning environment is the main priority for educators and school staff. However, maintaining control of classroom behavior and protecting the emotional wellbeing of students can be challenging, particularly for paraeducators.

TargetSolutions’ two new premium Special Education training courses address behavioral management and solutions using engaging, video-based online courses. The courses, Behavior Management Strategies and Restraint and Seclusion: Uses, Alternatives and Risks, address current issues for education professionals and include California policies such as the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).

Using custom footage, scenario-based learning and animations, these courses immerse the learner in subject matter and reinforce key lessons. Learn more about these two new Special Education training courses for managing classroom behavior below:

Behavior Management Strategies

The foundation of a safe school environment and an effective classroom is Positive Behavior Support (PBS). PBS is a term for different strategies and interventions that educators and paraeducators use to help students learn expected behaviors within educational environments. This course provides an overview of the role and responsibilities as a paraeducator supporting students as they learn to meet behavioral expectations.

Here is a breakdown of the lessons in this course:

  • Introduction
  • Role of the Paraeducator
  • Tiered Behavior Supports
  • Students with Disabilities and Behavior Management
  • Factors Related to Behavior
  • Basics of Behavior Management
  • Conclusion
  • Resources

Restraint and Seclusion: Uses, Alternatives and Risks

In California, the passage of Assembly Bill 86 enabled California’s policies to align closely with the behavioral interventions outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Act, or IDEA. AB 86 repealed the Hughes bill which required statewide tracking of restraints and seclusion.

This course highlights the need for school districts to provide positive behavior interventions and conduct a functional behavior assessment if the behavior impedes their learning or the learning of other students. It also outlines a behavior intervention plan with specific goals and interventions to support the student.

Here is an overview of the lessons in this course:

  • Behavior
  • Restraint and Seclusion
  • Types of Restraint
  • Record Keeping
  • De-escalation
  • Conclusion
  • References and Resources

For questions about new courses for special education professionals, please contact us today (800) 840-8048!