Ensure that your students have the support they need! When it comes to designing instruction for students with learning disabilities, one size does not fit all – and that’s also true for identifying and evaluating learning disabilities. Theories and legislation aside, it’s critical for your school team to have a comprehensive plan to make sure every child gets the right kind of attention–and no one falls through the cracks. This compelling, easy-to-use handbook guides general educators, special educators, administrators, and school psychologists through the eligibility and evaluation stages to ensure that students get the best services and interventions they need to be successful. You’ll find: • Guidance on what data to collect and how to collect it • Strategies for combining RTI with a comprehensive evaluation to diagnose SLD • Detailed case studies–with graphs, figures, and test scores–at the school, classroom, and individual student level Everyone on your team has the same goal: to help students with learning challenges achieve success. This comprehensive resource has the tools you need to make that happen. “This book reminds educators that we are responsible for all of our students. When students are not making the progress we expect, this text offers very specific, practical suggestions that educators can follow. This book helps to identify if a student has a specific learning disability and offers suggestions for addressing the student’s difficulty through a team approach. When using the case studies, teachers will see many examples related to their own students and find new resources to try in their classrooms that will assist those who are having difficulty making significant progress.” –Marcia B. Imbeau, Professor University of Arkansas

Response to Intervention (RTI)

Response to Intervention (RTI)

Response to intervention (RTI) is a multitiered service delivery model designed to prevent poor academic outcomes through the early identification of and intervention for students at risk for learning difficulties. Through a multitiered system of academic and behavioral supports, RTI models have the ability to ensure student needs are met at the point of maximum efficiency. Patterned on a public health model of prevention, the RTI model consists of a cohesive system of increasingly intensive supports informed by data; where the least intensive but most effective option is the most desirable (Baker, Fien, & Baker, 2010; Johnson, Mellard, Fuchs, & McKnight, 2006). Through the system of tiered levels of instruction informed by data collected at various time ...

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