Response To Intervention Case Study Essay

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In this case study, Miguel clearly shows difficulties in reading. The difficulties stated include: recognizing alphabet letters (alphabetic awareness), matching sounds to letters (letter-sound correspondence), telling sounds apart (sounding out), starting/ending sounds (sounding out), and remembering words quickly (sight word reading) (Meet Miguel, n.d.). In order to address these difficulties, the authors would approach this problem in a two pronged manner: 1) immediate bridge methods for learning, and 2) RTI approach.
When looking to the immediate bridging of where Miguel is, to where he can be appropriately assessed, the authors would propose oral response in combination with written response. It is stated in the case study that Miguel is
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This is standard in schools, and should have already been triggered in Miguel’s case. The first tier is best practices in the classroom. Clearly, Miguel has not shown adequate progress in response to the classroom practices. The second Tier is for those who have failed to meet appropriate benchmarks and are at risk of failing. This tier usually utilizes smaller groups than whole class and utilizes an evidence based program for instruction based on foundational skills. Tier 3 is the most intense level of intervention, designed for those who have not responded successfully to Tier 1 or 2 intervention, and often are at high risk of failing. Tier 3 uses small groups (3-5 students) or one-on-one intervention. It is this author’s belief that, from reading the case study, Miguel should already be in a Tier 3 intervention. The authors believe that Miguel should be in the Tier 3, because he is still struggling with phonemic awareness under interventions 1 and 2. According Algozzine, Obiakor, Nelson, and Bakken (n.d.) “phonemic awareness is the sill of using the individual sounds in spoken language” (p.3). However, if students fail to respond to Tier 3, they are referred for SPED
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