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Self-Guided Orientation for Special Education Assistants

This online training is an unpaid pre-service requirement for all new Mt. Diablo Unified School District Special Education Assistants. The orientation is comprised of 11 training modules providing the basic information necessary to work with students receiving special education services in MDUSD. This training can be used in segments by site-based teams to support consistency in service delivery. The modules can be accessed via any computer with internet or with your mobile device.

*Due to confidentiality requirements, this training is only accessible to MDUSD employees.


Instructions: Download or print and review the Reading / Notes for each segment before watching the video. Complete the guided notes as you watch to help with the quiz at the conclusion of each video. Upon successful completion of the End of Course Assessment, please allow up to 1 week for us to send your certificate of completion to your mdusd.org email address and the Human Resources department.

Please note: You must be signed in with your mdusd.org account to access the class. (Get help logging in.) If you have not yet been provided with your mdusd.org account, please contact the SEST Coordinator at watsonk@mdusd.org

Section 1: Overview of Special Education

 

Reading/Notes

 

 

Quiz


 

Section 2: Your Role as a Special Education Assistant

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Quiz


 

Section 3: Person First Language

Reading/Notes

 

Quiz


 

Section 4: Increasing Student Independence

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Quiz


 

Section 5: Instructional Strategies

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Quiz


 

Section 6: Effective Communication Among Team Members

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Quiz


 

Section 7: Fostering Student Communication

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Quiz


 

Section 8: Facilitating Social Relationships

Reading/Notes

 

Quiz


 

Section 9: Behavior Management

Reading/Notes

 

Quiz


 

Section 10: Challenging Behavior

Reading/Notes

 

Quiz