Beyond the RTI pyramid: solutions for the first years of implementation

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Solution Tree Press, Jul 1, 2009 - Education - 219 pages
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Beyond the RTI Pyramid: Solutions for the First Years of Implementation addresses the need to deepen response to intervention efforts based on practical implementation issues and emerging research. RTI is used to ensure a successful learning experience for all students by targeting specific areas where students struggle and eliminating threats to learning and development. The author analyzes how RTI is implemented, how it functions, and its implications for general and special education teachers and students. He shows how to extend the RTI process to apply not just to reading, but also to math and to behavior, and further explains how to make RTI effective in middle and secondary schools. Using his experience in workshops with real schools implementing RTI, he outlines typical implementation issues and provides clear, straightforward guidance to classroom teachers on documenting the process, contacting parents, compliance with the law, and preparing for meetings to determine a student?s eligibility for special services. This resource also explains the changing role of speech language pathologists and other school staff.

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Beyond the RTI Pyramid
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RTI Works for Struggling Students
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How Many Interventions Can Be Done in General Education?
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Dr. Bender received his Ph.D. in special education at the University of North Carolina in 1983. Since that time, he has taught at Bluefield State College in West Virginia, Rutgers University in New Jersey. Currently he is an associate professor at the University of Georgia in the Department of Special Education. Dr. Bender's research includes over 50 published research articles and nine books on a wide range of topics in psychology and education. Most of his published research is in the area of social, emotional, and behavioral development of individuals with learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorders.

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