RTI in Practice: A Practical Guide to Implementing Effective Evidence-Based Interventions in Your School / Edition 1

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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) calls for effective identification of Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD). This comprehensive resource offers school-based professionals a timely "how-to" guide to implementing a quality, three-tiered response-to-intervention (RTI) model in public school settings. It offers concrete, balanced perspectives and directions for implementing an evidence-based and effective RTI model in public schools. In addition, an accompanying CD-ROM includes reproducible forms, surveys, and screening tools. School psychologists and special education professionals and teachers will benefit from this volume.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470170731
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/7/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,318,519
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

James L. Mcdougal, PsyD, is Associate Professor in the School Psychology Program in the Counseling and Psychological Services Department at the State University of New York at Oswego.

Suzanne B. Graney, PhD, NCSP, is Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Assistant Professor in the School Psychology Program at Rochester Institute of Technology.

JAMES A. WRIGHT, MS, CAS, is an RTI trainer and consultant with eighteen years' experience as a school psychologist and school administrator in the state of New York.

Scott P. Ardoin, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the School Psychology Program within the Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology at the University of Georgia.

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Table of Contents


Part I Introduction.

1 History of Learning Disabilities and Emergence of a New Model.

Part II Tier I: Effective General Education and Universal Screening/Progress Monitoring.

2 Effective Academic Programs for All Students.

3 School-Wide Data Collection for Screening and Outcome Decisions.

4 Using Data to Make Decisions in General Education.

Part III Tier 2: Targeted Interventions and Problem Solving for Students at Risk for Failure.

5 Developing Interventions.

6 Setting Goals, Monitoring Progress, and Graphing Intervention Outcomes.

7 Making Decisions After Intervening.

Part IV Tier 3: Intensive Interventions/Individual Education Plan Consideration and Development.

8 Moving to Tier 3: Eligibility Determination.

9 IEP Goal Development.

10 Considering Reintegration and Special Education Exit Decisions within an RTI Service Delivery Model (by Kelly A. Powell-Smith).

Part V Organizational Considerations and Conclusions.

11 RTI and Systems Change.

12 Conclusions.


Author Index.

Subject Index.

About the CD-ROM.

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