School Counseling - Intervention and Referral Services

Last Updated: 5/23/2019 2:59 PM


For Families: What is Intervention & Referral Services (I&RS)?

Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) is a coordinated system for planning and delivery of services designed to assist students with learning, behavior, or health difficulties and to assist staff in addressing these difficulties. The end result of I&RS activities should be student improvement.

 Intervention & Referral Services is a general education program.
 Intervention & Referral Services is a collaborative process comprised of the classroom teacher, the parent, the administration, a representative from the child study team, regular education teachers, the child’s school counselor, and any other personnel the I&RS Team may determine to be of value to address the student’s difficulties.
 Teachers refer students to the I&RS team after all attempts to be able to assist the student with his/her needs have been exhausted.
 Intervention & Referral Services is a data driven process. The I&RS Team, in collaboration with the student’s teacher, will develop a plan and evaluate its effectiveness as it is being implemented.
 Parents/Guardians are an integral part of the I&RS process. It is highly recommended that they attend any meetings they are invited to and/or provide feedback upon request.
 Depending on the student’s age, he/she may also be invited to attend meetings. It is highly recommended that invited students participate in their meetings.