District Resources

Intervention Strategies Team

IST members provide support to educators, students, and families across member districts and NDSEC programs. Primary responsibilities include supporting problem-solving teams through staff development and providing recommendations to support the academic, social, emotional, sensory, and behavioral needs of individual student referrals. IST provides consultative support and direct service support, as needed (e.g., FBAs/BIPs, data collection, report writing, coaching, etc.). IST also offers member districts a wide range of professional development opportunities.

Collaborative Consultation Model

  • Supporting staff and family needs
  • Identification of strength-based interventions
  • Structured follow-up (2/4/6 weeks)
  • Written documentation of "supportive intervention"

Supporting General and Special Education

  • Referral criteria includes the student being "at-risk" of more restrictive placement
  • Designed to support students needs across all educational settings
  • Evaluated in part by the number of maintained placements and student academic performance
  • Individual and group intervention development
  • Direct support to NDSEC classrooms for students with behavioral needs

Building Team Focus

  • Develop and strengthen building teams via individual referral process
  • Consultative support in development of individualized interventions
  • Staff development programs developed from team request of need

Staff Development

  • NDSEC staff training programs
  • Member district staff training programs
  • Parent and community education programs

Intervention Strategies Team Staff

Assistant Director: Susan Zikuda

Consultants: Nicole Wren , Karrie Drent

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