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 sometime 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 inclusion model is still in place.
In the resource room, I have a challenging role 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 paraprofessionals 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.