In a new three-part discussion about response to intervention, Lehigh University Professor Perry A. Zirkel discusses the legal implications of this approach to addressing and ferreting out learning disabilities.
The discussion is an interesting one (that you might find a tad technical), especially considering that RTI has been adopted widely across the country following the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
via The Legal Side of RTI and Students With Learning Disabilities.
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Chris Weber, Ed.D., is a consultant and administrative coach for Chicago Public Schools and the Oakland Unified School District. He delivers trainings and presentations on Response to Intervention (RTI) and Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). The tiered approach to RTI is centered on Professional Learning Community at Work concepts and strategies to ensure every student receives the time and support necessary to succeed. Dr. Weber will provide the tools educators needs to build and sustain PLCs.
For more information: http://www.solanocoe.net/apps/events/2012/7/30/1223179/?id=0&REC_ID=1223179
via Dr. Chris Weber will speak on Simplifying Response to Intervention and Professio….
Who are students with learning disabilities? It depends on what state or school district you live in.
The combination of a surge in the use of response to intervention and a lack of consensus about how much of a role cognitive assessment should play in an evaluation prompted the National Center for Learning Disabilities this month to issue a new set of guidelines on its view of how students with specific learning disabilities should be identified.
As the use of RTI has grown, there have also been concerns that it has been used inappropriately, delaying or preventing the identification of some students as having learning disabilities, or other disabilities.
via How Should Students With Learning Disabilities Be Identified?.