Miss Raynie Drake

Secondary Special Education Instructor

The Resource Room
What is the purpose of a Resource Room?
What does a Resource Room teacher do?

A resource room teacher is an education professional who provides small-group instruction to students with special needs who have this program included in their Individualized Education Plan (IEP).   Typically, the teacher will pull students from their regular classrooms to provide them with the needed instruction and support in a separate location or area.  Other times, the resource teacher may work with a small group of students within the regular classroom.    

A resource room classroom is a separate, remedial learning space in a school where students with educational needs are given direct specialized instruction as well as academic remediation and assistance with homework and related assignments as individuals or in small groups.  The purpose is to supplement the general education or special education classroom instruction of students with disabilities who are in need of such supplemental programs.  Various services are offered in a resource room such as academic tutoring, social skills training, behavior management strategies, and assistive technology support and the goal is to provide students with the tools and resources they need to succeed academically and reach their full potential.  

Resource rooms are one of the least restrictive options on the continuum of services for a student who receives special education services.  The resource room setting provides a safe space for students to have time with a special educator to enhance concepts they are learning in the general education classroom.  Students who participate in the resource room may need extra time for assessments, can ask clarifying questions in a safe space, and are able to focus on individualized goals that might need a little more time and attention.   
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