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IDEA and Responsiveness to Intervention (RTI)

In order to prevent increasing numbers of special needs children, response to invention has been developed. This intervention is tiered and helps work with struggling students before labelling them with a disability. Does this go against IDEAs child find provision?

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The reauthorization of IDEA (Individuals With Disabilities Education Act) has given state and local school officials the authority to use Response to Intervention to provide assistance to students who need instructional intervention and to identify students that need additional services of help
(Newman-Gonchar, Clarke, & Gersten, 2009).

According to Newman-Gonchar et al. (2009), this has led to an ...

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The relationship between Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Responsiveness to intervention, (RTI) are explored. Goals of RTI in general and special education are discussed. The importance of continuing education for special and general education teachers are considered in the discussion.