iSHINE aims to prepare pre-service speech-language pathologists, reading specialists, and special educators to serve children with disabilities who have "high-intensity" needs as members of interdisciplinary teams in school settings. The project goals for iSHINE are:
- Goal 1. Address State-identified needs for personnel preparation in special education and related services to work with K-12 children with disabilities who have high-intensity needs.
- Goal 2. Ensure that personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically based research and experience, to be successful in serving K-12 children with disabilities who have high-intensity needs.