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IDEA and Responsiveness to Intervention (RTI)

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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 ...

Solution Summary

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.

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ABCs of RtI: Describe each tier. What has changed in terms of SLD identification since the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2004? What do you think prompted the changes?

Web Research
1. Read the article "ABCs of RtI." It is a guide for parents about Response to Intervention, but does a good job of summarizing RtI. It can be found at http://www.rti4success.org/pdf/ABC_of_RTI.pdf
2. Read the article "SLD Eligibility: A Users' Guide to the New Regulations." It can be found at http://www.rti4success.org/pdf/zirkel.pdf
This article may take some re-reading in certain sections, but it does a good job of both discussing the old ways of identifying students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) as well as the new regulations for identifying SLD under the Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004 or IDEIA 2004).
Discussion

Progress Monitoring and Tiers in RtI (1 of 2)

After reading "ABCs of RtI" and/or exploring http://www.rti4success.org, note how many tiers RtI has and describe each tier. What role does progress monitoring play in the multiple-tiered model? And, finally, what is your reaction to the RtI model?

SLD Identification (2 of 2)

After reading "SLD Eligibility: A Users' Guide to the New Regulations" and/or exploring http://www.rti4success.org, describe the way that Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) was identified prior to 2004. What has changed in terms of SLD identification since the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2004? What do you think prompted the changes? What do you think of these changes?

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