Response to Intervention (RtI) is a “data-driven and structured procedure for analyzing students’ learning problems” (Friend 49). The purpose of RtI is to use a systematic approach of increasing interventions for students in order to determine if a student has a learning disability. IRtI is a great program for school to use to help students but it is not mandated by IDEA.
Achieving a school district’s mission and vision requires the commitment of its stakeholders. In order to involve them in the process, it is necessary for educational leaders to “motivate staff, parents, students, board and community members” (Educational Leadership Constituencies Council, 2002, p. 4). The transformational leadership theory emphasizes the importance of educational leaders acting as role-models in order to motivate and inspire the school community. This approach has the potential to involve all stakeholders, leading to increased student success (Bush, 2007). The Assistant Director of Special Education in Northwest ISD directly supervised the school district’s assessment staff. Her education, experience, and passion set an example for her subordinates, stimulating them to achieve more, leading to her promotion to Executive Director of Student Services.
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.
Response to Intervention (RTI) is an in school service program designed to guarantee that all students are getting a high quality education. Before students are referred for special education services, it is essential that they receive effective teaching designed to meet their own learning requirements. All students in public schools are required to be included in the RTI program.
Walker-Davidson announced, “I am thrilled to serve the district and the community in this new capacity. For the past four years I have served as the ABC district middle school principal and I feel that has provided me with a great foundation for moving forward. I am excited to work with the administrative team and staff in order to continue the academic growth within our school district. It is my personal goal to increase the graduation rate, test scores, and the availability of career readiness programs, as well as obtaining and training expert staff members.” Dr. Walker-Davidson went on to explain her mission for the school district to be: success driven, education focused, and student centered. I plan on carrying out this mission with expert educators, dedicated staff members, and community involvement.”
Response to Intervention (RTI), is an early detection, prevention, and support system that attempts to identify and assist struggling students with appropriate levels of intervention. This strategy may determine if a student based on their time prior in Tier 3, would be qualified for special education with a qualification of learning disability. The RTI has three tiers which allows a teacher to monitor their student’s progress during instructions. The three levels of the RTI are explained through an article called, “Understanding Response to Intervention”, which states:
Response to intervention (RTI) is an assessment procedure that consists of a multi-step approach to progressively intensive intervention and monitoring within general education for purposes of improving achievement outcomes and accurately recognizing students with learning disabilities. Components of the RTI process include universal screening, multi-tiered levels of support, evidence-based intervention, and using students' responsiveness to evaluate the status of their progress (Jenkins, Schiller, Blackorby, Thayer, & Tilly, 2013). Universal screening measures for students are not likely to result in definite identification for special education. Before students are placed they must be correctly identified with a precise assessment
In order for a student to be diagnosed for any disability, there is a process that involves many people that are important in the child’s life. The school must conduct tests that measure the child’s academic success in the classroom, as well as tests that measure IQ (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children), work samples, developmental history (usually get this information from the parents), physical exams (vision, hearing etc.), psychological tests, adaptive skills (BASC) and other areas as needed. Testing is usually done by professionals from various disciplines. In order to qualify for special education services under IDEA, the disability must impact the child’s ability to be academically successful (IDEA, 2004).
Response to Intervention is defined in the book as the multi-tiered framework for addressing academic skills. There is three level of tiers, primary instruction or primary prevention, secondary intervention or secondary prevention, tertiary intervention or tertiary prevention. This approach if given to the students so they do not have to be failing in third or fourth grade, before they are provided with this intervention to help them succeed in reading. The students are given research based teaching in their classroom to help them with their reading , if so they are struggling the teacher will be able to catch it in their earlier years, such as the first or second grade.
This paper focuses on the Response to Intervention. As educators we are hearing RTI more frequently in the school districts than ever before. Many educators and state officials agree that all teachers should know and get to know the benefits and importance of RTI. The most crucial aspect to know is the RTI takes place into the regular childhood classroom; this is not something that just special education teachers need to know. This paper explains the purpose and a brief history of RTI. The paper offers ways that it is beneficial for school districts to implement this research based program. However, as in many systems there are always challenges, the paper briefly discusses some of the challenges that educators
The time spent in the response to intervention classroom for observation has really been an eye opener. Response to intervention is a program to help student ‘s catch up on his or her reading and math skills outside of a regular classroom. RTI classes go from kindergarten through twelfth grade.
Summarize the intent of the framework: The Response to intervention framework is intended to benefit teaching as well as learning. The essential mission of the context and Response to Intervention is to allow districts to give all students opportunities to learn at high levels and to provide the support to reach goals set. The special education guidelines have been approved by The Tennessee State board of Education in terms of Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs). The model is set up to give struggling students an alternative from going straight into special education. The Tennessee Department of Education dedicated many professional development opportunities to insure all districts were informed and ready for the changes with the commitment to generate a RTI program that works statewide that is strong, reliable, and simple to follow. Students will be given the chance to receive early intervention as an alternative to previous practices implemented.
I was able to interview Mr. West, the school counselor, at my placement about Response to Intervention (RtI). He stated that they use three different forms of intervention utilizing the three tier program. The first tier is started by the student’s teacher. She assesses the student and fills out paperwork that states the specific disability and what extra help she is providing. She will also document any health concerns, attendance issues and the best time to see the disability. She will then have the nurse process a vision and hearing test. If the student fails this exam then the RtI process is stopped until the student is seen by a doctor for these problems. If they pass the RtI process continues and the teacher must observe the student
Intervention/Response: CM received a called from Corporal Williams on Prichard Police Department stating she needs to meet with consumer. CM informed Corporal Williams she will give her a call once she makes it to consumer home. CM traveled to consumer home for the purpose of monitoring and assessing needs. CM was accompanied with CM Shamaiya Williams. CM arrived at consumer home and knocked on the front door. Consumer answered door and met with CM on the front porch. CM contacted Corporal Williams and informed her she was at Consumer home. While waiting for Corporal Williams to arrive CM and consumer discussed consumer medications regimen. Consumer has been taking her morning medications. CM educated consumer on the importance of her taking
The term integrated interventions refers to specific types of treatment strategies, or specific therapeutic techniques that address interventions of two disorders which is usually combined into one interaction, or single session, and sometimes into multiple sessions. First it must start off with an integrated screening by a substance abuse counselor, and if a co-occurring disorder is identified by a mental health counselor. This would offer the client the proper assessment and process for the best level of care needed. There is also the dual recovery, mutual aid self-help groups and meetings. This is usually an independent, twelve step, and self-help type organization. Helping those with a combined alcohol dependence and an emotional or psychiatric