Don't Let RtI delay Services
Let RtI work for your child, but don't let it delay services or evaluation.What is RtI?
Response to Intervention is the name of an evidence based process for solving and addressing acadmic or behavior problems in students of all ages. The basic idea is to
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Provide an intervention with fidelity
Collect data and monitor progress
Determine if changes should be made
I started off giving you these two links to two of my favorite state's guidances on the use of RtI, Response to Intervention.
Here are some 'red flag' phrases you may hear in a multidisciplinary team meeting that may show you that you need to use your advocacy skills and knowledge to inquire further:
What you may hear:
"We are still under RTI for your child, so we can't do an evaluation".
Write a letter formally requesting an evaluation in all areas of suspected or known disability.
RtI is used to put interventions in place. RtI always involves a full team and parents. Data monitors progress.Don't let the use of RtI delay the evaluation or identification of your child's educational disability.
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