Prepare to become an instructional aide in Special Education. We will identify major child development theories and milestones. Behavioral principles will be discussed as well as implementing strategies in the classroom. Understand diagnoses and how to avoid power struggles. Discussion will also focus on responding in a crisis situation and how to implement self-care strategies after the crisis. While this class prepares you with important information and training in regards to becoming an instructional aide, it does not guarantee you a position.