What are some benefits to your child's teacher using the I&RS committee?
- The team process increases the chance of accurate assessment of the issues and provides a large repertoire of strategies because the team is composed of educational professionals with diverse training, experience and backgrounds.
- Many teachers come to the committee after trying multiple interventions to address the area of concern. Therefore, the team is responsible to think in new and creative ways to resolve both typical and atypical learning, behavior, social and health problems.
- The action plans developed during an I&RS meeting to address the problem by identifying supports and strategies for both the teacher and the child to use.
- The I&RS process yields descriptive documentation to support whether a child may require additional services outside of general education programming.