Response to Intervention Approach
Response to Intervention Approach How well do children understand what they are being taught at school? Is there a way school personnel can screen a child to determine what problems a child could be having in school? How can parents help to assure their child is receiving the help they need to be able to succeed in the learning environment? Every parent wants so see their child excel in school; however, there are so many children who struggle just to complete assignments. So many children suffer from some type of learning disability or behavior disorder that hampers them from learning in a productive manner. This paper will discuss the purpose of the response to intervention approach, the benefits of this approach as well as the challenges, and what can be done to overcome these challenges. Response to Intervention (RTI) Approach is a multi-tier approach designed to integrate assessment, instruction, and data-based decision making to identify and support students with learning and behavior needs in both regular and special education classrooms (Kubiszyn, 2010). In order for RTI execution to work well, there are some essential components that must be implemented with commitment and in a thorough manner (National center for learning disabilities, 2006):
High quality, scientifically based classroom instruction – All students receive high-quality, research-based instruction in the regular classroom.
Ongoing student assessment – Universal screening and monitoring to check progress and provide information about a student’s rate of learning and achievement level, both on an individual basis and compared with a peer group. These data are then used to determine students that may need closer monitoring or intervention. Through this process, students are monitored frequently to examine achievement and gauge the effectiveness of the curriculum. At that time, decisions may be made regarding the students
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