Consultative ServicesNRIC offers professional support consultative services to school districts with diverse learners and specialized needs, in-district.
As students progress and achieve at NRIC, school professionals continuously evaluate and determine whether a student’s progress is commensurate with their home district’s ability to provide for continuing need, thus affording an opportunity for a return to the home district. A student’s return is based on several criteria:
In conjunction with district administrators, including Special Education Director, Facilities Director, Transportation Director, and Principal, determine the appropriate location for such programming based on:
NRIC works with the Superintendent, Special Education Director, and Union personnel, determine the staff support needed to meet a student’s individual needs and provide professional development opportunities for educators to participate and contribute to the growth of a dynamic specialized education field.
The NRIC, with the Special Education Director and Business Manager, determine the fiscal feasibility of facilitating a student’s return to a district based on:
Satellite classrooms are NRIC classrooms located in your district for your district's students, taught by NRIC teachers and supported by NRIC teacher assistants. Satellite classrooms allow students to return to their least restrictive environment, their home district.
Satellite classrooms provide districts with a known standard of care and services for special needs students. Additionally, districts realize cost-savings on costly out-of-district tuitions and transportation costs.
Embedded Professional Development
Monthly Clinical Meetings
Monthly clinical meetings afford district educators an opportunity to debrief each special needs case with a clinical psychologist, including diagnostic criteria, family constellation, functional behavioral assessment, behavior intervention plan, class-wide and individual positive behavioral supports and educational planning to meet the student's individual needs.
Experienced NRIC staff members work with site staff to provide embedded professional support and mentoring to educators of students with special needs.
Behavior Intervention Specialist (BIS)
NRIC behavioral intervention specialists work with educators and related service staff to develop the skills necessary to better support students in the least restrictive environment. Our BIS can assist staff in developing appropriate FBS's and effective BIP's while working directly with your students and modeling techniques of de-escalating student behavior.