What situation do you prefer: SDC or RSP?

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  1. dearmschris

    dearmschris New Member

    Jul 24, 2015
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    Jul 24, 2015

    What situation do you prefer: Special day class or Resource Specialist Program

    Hi, I'm a new special education teacher. I've been applying for teaching positions and the positions are either SDC or RSP settings. I'm familiar with RSP which involved small groups coming and going as I did my clinical practice in one. I don't know much about SDC except that it's a contained classroom. I'd love to hear from anyone who's worked in one! I'd love to hear about your experiences and how different it is from an RSP setting.
    Thanks so much!:)
  3. teachsph2008

    teachsph2008 Companion

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    Depending on the size of your district, SDC classes can have various ages/grades/disabilities in one classroom. Smaller schools tend to do that more because it's cost effective.

    While RSP students can be challenging, some districts dump a lot of behavior students in the SDS class regardless if they belong there or not.

    SDC classes tend to give the teacher more freedom. Yes, they have to follow the guidelines as other teachers, but in my experience most administrators understand how unique the class is and allow for some flexibility.

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