Resource educators teach students who have been identified through the child study process and meet state criteria for one or more of the following categories:
- Specific Learning Disability (SLD);
- Other Health Disorder (OHD);
- Autism Spectrum (ASD);
- Developmental Cognitive Disability (DCD), or
- Emotional Behavioral Disability (EBD).
The Resource teachers are also consultants to both classroom teachers and parents. They are members of the Child Study team working with the District 196 staff evaluation team on initial evaluations. They work with students in small groups or in the general education classroom through a co-teaching model to provided systematic, direct instruction of academic or social thinking skills.