This is my 23nd year as a special education teacher! Please call, text, or email me if you have any concerns or questions about our program. email: firstname.lastname@example.org cell# 785-20-1516
What Are Resource Rooms?
Resource rooms are classrooms (sometimes smaller classrooms) where a special education program can be delivered to a student with a disability. It is for the student who qualifies for either a special class or regular class placement but needs some special instruction in an individualized or small group setting for a portion of the day. Individual needs are supported in resource rooms as defined by the student's IEP. Sometimes this form of support is called Resource and Withdrawal (or pull out). The child getting this type of support will receive some time in the resource room which refers to the withdrawal portion of the day and some time in the regular classroom with modifications and or accommodations which is the resource support in the regular classroom. This type of support helps ensure that the inclusional model is still in place.
In the resource room, I have a challenging role as to design all instruction to meet the specific needs of all my students to maximize their learning potential. I will work closely with your child's regular classroom teacher and you the parents to ensure support is indeed helping the student to reach their full potential. The teacher follows the IEP and will take part in the IEP review meetings. The teacher will also work very closely with other professionals and para professionals to support the specific student. My paras and I, in the resource room, will work with small groups helping in one to one situations when possible.
It's About Meeting Their Needs
Some older students feel a stigma when they go to the resource room. However, their individual needs are usually met better and I will work closely with the regular classroom teacher to help support the child as much as is possible. The resource room tends to be less distracting than the regular classroom setting. Many resource rooms also support the social needs of their students in the small group setting and will provide behavior interventions. It will be very rare for a child to spend more than 50% of their day in the resource room, however, they may spend up to 50% in the resource room.
Students in the resource room are usually assessed and tested in the resource room as it provides a less distracting environment and a better chance at success. A child will be re-evaluated every 3 years to determine special education eligibility.
Debbie Manning: Now to tell you a little about myself. I graduated from Benedictine College, Atchison,Kansas in 1980 with a BA in Secondary Education with a major in English. In 1995 I graduated from the University of Kansas, Lawrence,Kansas with a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction/Reading Specialist and Learning Disabilities. I have 3 married and grown daughters, two live in Baldwin City, and one in Lawrence. I also have 4 beautiful grandchildren, Orion who is 12 and starting 7th grade this year, Paulina, and Amara are both 7 years old.....oh what fun..starting First Grade! My youngest granddaughter is Jubilee (3 years old) and what a true joy she is! She now has a baby brother Charlie James, who is 1 year old! I use to live on a farm near Kincaid,but now I live in Olathe, Kansas which is a much further drive to school, and I have to leave really early to be at one of the 3 schools I'm covering this year. Goliath has grown to a whooping 100+ pounds, and only 2 years old! He will be my protector and best dog friend...LOL! This year continues to be a big challange...traveling from Garnett to Westphalia and Greeley! I'm learning lots of new things!