Response To Intervention (RTI)

Topics: Response to intervention, Education, Intervention, Learning, School, Special education / Pages: 3 (719 words) / Published: Oct 26th, 2015
Response to Intervention (RTI) has been a topic that hos gotten much attention in the world of education. When students must wait for special services, they lose valuable time waiting for additional support from school teaching teams. In this review on RTI, I will discuss material found in three separate articles. These articles helped me to further understand what RTI is, the correct way to use it and how it can be quite effective in lessening the need for special services.

Despite skillful, engaging and effective lessons, a child struggles daily to complete practice work and assessments. This child may or may not need special services. A best case scenario would be that he does not need services. Rather than wait for determination of services
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Essentially Tier 1 is whole class, Tier 2 Small Group Interventions and finally, Tier 3 which is Individual Intervention. Say, for instance if the same lower elementary teacher reassessed her students again and found that one was still not benefiting from the appropriate interventions. This would then be the time to consider tier 3. What a benefit it is that this particular student has still been given extra support before being referred to special …show more content…
Those other lower elementary students are doing okay, now that the teacher has zoned in on particular concepts and given a more targeted instruction. Those students could have very easily become candidates for special services as they fell behind cumulatively each school year. Thankfully only one student is in need of intense individual services. While this situation is hypothetical, the concept of “Wait to Fail” is a real one. Children who are struggling could benefit from a little help and never need services. However, if they never get that help, they will continue to fall behind. They don’t need services because they can’t learn; they need services because they were not given the appropriate opportunities to do so. (Baffum, Matto, Webber

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