Special Resource Material Developed by the Center

Title: The Relationship of Response to Intervention and Systems of Learning Supports

Description: The recent IDEA reauthorization calls for what has been dubbed a "Response to Intervention" (RTI) approach. The intent is to use "well-designed and well-implemented early intervention" in the regular classroom as a way to deal with a student?s problems and enhance the assessment of whether more intensive and perhaps specialized assistance (and perhaps diagnosis) is required. That is, the process calls for making changes in the classroom designed to improve the student?s learning and behavior as soon as problems are noted and using the student's response to such modifications as info for making further changes if needed. The process continues until it is evident that it cannot be resolved through classroom changes alone.

Access at:   http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/rti.pdf  39kb, 1pp