Resource Room-OAHE SPECIAL EDUCATION COOPERATIVE WEBSITE
Resource Room Instruction is available to qualifying students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. It provides specialized instruction in reading, math, and written language. Some children have their regular classroom curriculum supplemented through Special Education; other children have their own specific curriculum in the resource room. A certain number of students on also need supports and instruction in the area of behavior in order to fully benefit from their education.
In addition to academic skills, transition needs are addressed for older students. Transition addresses life skill for students who are on an Individual Education Plan (IEP). An example of transition needs might be learning how to complete job applications and interviews, planning and preparing meals, learning how to budget and balance a check book, and developing employment skills. Project Skills is a program in which students gain work skills with the help of a job coach through employment in community businesses. The areas in which a child might qualify for Resource Room instruction through Special Education are listed below: