Addressing both academic and behavioral challenges, this book offers RTI teams specific steps for conducting comprehensive evaluations of students in tier 3 of the RTI model.
Chapter 4: Problem Identification
Recall that a problem is defined as a discrepancy between a student's actual and expected performance, and that problem solving is intended to reduce or eliminate this discrepancy. Research has shown that a clearly defined problem statement (i.e., description of the performance discrepancy) is a critical element in successful problem solving (Telzrow, McNamara, & Hollinger, 2000). In Behavioral Consultation, problem identification is accomplished through an interview conducted with a consultee (i.e., classroom teacher); questions are designed to elicit information about the specific nature and severity of the problem as well as factors that may be contributing to its occurrence (Kratochwill & Bergan, 1990). The case study method described in this text generates similar information, but as a component of Tier 3 of ...