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    Resource services are intended to provide specially designed instruction to students with mild to moderate intensity in their special education instructional needs. These services support students who benefit from spending most of their instructional time in general education settings with targeted support. But services may be provided in any setting, based on the individual IEP. Instructional content varies, based on each student’s IEP.

    This service is open to all disability categories. Areas of Specially Designed Instruction differ according to each individual IEP.

    Students may have goals in one or more of the following areas of specially designed instruction.

    Social/Emotional/Behavior involves interpersonal behavior, personal skills, self-related behaviors, sensory self-regulation, emotional behavior, organization and executive skills, and independent living skills, and attention to tasks.

    Academics are one or more of the following areas: basic reading skills, reading comprehension, reading fluency, math calculation, math reasoning, written expression, oral expression, listening comprehension.

    Adaptive Skills are self-care, self-direction, problem solving, exercising choice, initiating and planning activities; and social skills.

    Study/Organizational Skills include executive functioning skills. These are the ability to use certain thinking skills to select and