The required training for paraprofessionals working with students with special needs consists of Modules on the Foundations in Special Education, Introduction to Behavior and Special Health Care Needs.
The Foundations and Behavior Modules are now available on ArkansasIDEAS. The six, one-hour Modules are also available to all certified teachers, administrators, and educational staff. These Modules are recognized by the ADE-SEU and have replaced the six-hour Modules, which were previously presented by PowerPoint.
Paraprofessionals may access these courses through ArkansasIDEAS by one of two options:
A Registered Nurse is required to provide this training. The training addresses issues on how to ensure safe and effective services for students with special health care needs and the role of the paraprofessional in providing those services.
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