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Handbook of Response to Intervention

The Science and Practice of Assessment and Intervention

Jimerson, Shane R., Burns, Matthew K., VanDerHeyden, Amanda (Eds.)

2007, XXII, 456 p.

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  • Offers a comprehensive collection of knowledge from scholars and practitioners
  • Provides an appropriate balance of breadth and depth
  • Includes chapters delineating key terms and considerations, and providing a conceptual overview
  • Each chapter includes a summary table delineating implications for practice

Education professionals have traditionally relied on a wait-to-fail formula to identify and assist students experiencing academic difficulties. With the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, however, a unique early-identification tool โ€“ known as response to intervention (RTI) โ€“ now offers professionals the option of implementing a collaborative, problem-solving tool designed to ensure that all students achieve academic success.
Until now, practitioners have had access to very few detailed descriptions of RTI methods and the effective role they can play in special education. The Handbook of Response to Intervention fills this critical information gap. In a single, comprehensive volume, more than 90 expert scholars and practitioners join together to provide a highly usable guide to the essentials of RTI assessment and identification as well as research-based interventions for improving studentsโ€™ reading, writing, oral, and math skills. Each chapter explores crucial issues, defines key concepts, and answers real-world questions regarding implementation, including such major topics as:

  • Psychometric measurement within RTI
  • RTI and social behavior skills
  • The role of consultation in RTI
  • Monitoring response to supplemental services
  • Using technology to facilitate RTI
  • RTI and transition planning
  • Lessons learned from RTI programs around the country

The Handbook of Response to Intervention is a must-have volume for all education practitioners, researchers, and graduate students as well as anyone involved in curriculum reform or resource allocation.

"This handbook provides essential reading for all stakeholders seeking to increase their knowledge base about RTI. It is an excellent and timely resource. I challenge everyone to read it, and then follow-up with actions to ensure that every child benefits from RTI."
-Bill East, Ed.D., Executive Director, National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE)

"The Handbook of Response to Intervention: The Science and Practice of Assessment and Intervention is a comprehensive compilation of research articles and information on RTI. Noted researchers, university instructors, and practitioners have contributed to this handbook, addressing issues related to evidence-based instruction, systems consideration, and implementation. This handbook is an excellent resource for all educators."
-Diane Morrison, Ed.D., Director of Support Services, Northern Suburban Special Education District

"The Handbook of Response to Intervention represents a comprehensive and balanced presentation of the array of professional knowledge essential to understanding this important concept. The scope of the coverage includes theoretical aspects, reviews of important related issues, balanced coverage of controversial aspects, and practical steps towards implementation. Educators, advocates, school psychologists, and anyone interested in this critical innovation for American schools should carefully read this important professional reference."
-W. Alan Coulter, Ph.D., Director, National Center for Special Education Accountability Monitoring, LSU Health Sciences Center

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Curriculum - Evaluation - Kindergarten - development - education - integration - intervention - learning

Related subjects » Child & School Psychology - Education & Language - Psychotherapy & Counseling - Social Sciences

Table of contents 

Response to Intervention at School: The Science and Practice of Intervention at School.- Evolution of the RTI Concept: Empirical Foundations and Recent Developments.- Response to Intervention: Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Implementation.- Consultation with Response to Intervention Models.- An Integration of Response to Intervention and Critical Race Theory-Disability Studies.- Potential Pitfalls of Response to Intervention.- Psychometric Considerations when Evaluating Response to Intervention.- Decision Making Validity in Response to Intervention.- Assessing Student Response to Intervention.- Ability-Achievement Discrepancy, RTI, and Assessment of Cognitive Abilities/Processes in SLD Identification.- Contextual Influences and Response to Intervention.- Social Behavior Assessment and Response to Intervention.- Assessing Disproportionality with Response to Intervention.- Identifying Reading Disability Based on Response to Intervention.- Effects from Intensive Standardized Kindergarten and First Grade Interventions for the Prevention of Reading Difficulties.- Monitoring Response to General Education Instruction.- Monitoring Response to Supplemental Services for Students At-Risk for Reading Difficulties.- The Fundamental Role of Intervention Implementation in Assessing Resistance to Intervention.- The Heartland Area Education Agency 11 Problem Solving Approach.- One Student at a Time, One Teacher at a Time: Reflections on the Use of Instructional Support.- Implementation of the Problem Solving Model in the Minneapolis Public Schools.- The Ohio Integrated Systems Model.- The Illinois Flexible Service Delivery Model.- The SCRED Model: Incorporating Systems-Level Organization and a Multi-Tiered Problem-Solving Process for Intervention Delivery.- The Idaho Results-Based Model: Implementing Response to Intervention Statewide.- The System to Enhance Educational Performance (STEEP): Using Science to Improve Achievement.- Moving from a Model Demonstration Projectto a Statewide Initiative in Michigan.- The Florida Problem Solving/Response to Intervention Model.- Using Technology Tools to Monitor Response to Intervention.- Response to Intervention for English Language Learners: Current Developments and Future Directions.- Toward a Unified Response-to-Intervention Model.

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