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This bestselling work provides practitioners with a complete guide to implementing response to intervention (RTI) in schools. The authors are leading experts who explain the main components of RTI - high-quality instruction, frequent assessment, and data-based decision making - and show how to use it to foster positive academic and behavioral outcomes for all students. Implementation procedures are described in step-by-step detail. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding to facilitate photocopying, the book includes reproducible planning and implementation worksheets. Book purchasers can download an accompanying PowerPoint presentation for use in RTI training. New to this edition: includes extensive new research that reflects the increasing adoption of RTI nationwide expanded to include behavioral interventions chapter on effective instructional practices for general education chapter on implementation at the whole-school and district levels chapter featuring multiple intervention case studies.This book will be important reading for school psychologists, school administrators, special educators, and classroom teachers; graduate students and researchers in these fields. It will also serve as a text in graduate-level courses such as Response to Intervention, Academic Interventions in School Psychology, and Educational Assessments
Rachel Brown-Chidsey, PhD, is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the School Psychology Program at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. She is a nationally certified school psychologist and has consulted with schools, districts, and state departments of education to support implementation of response to intervention. Dr. Brown-Chidsey\u2019s research and publications focus on curriculum-based measurement, response to intervention, and scientifically based reading instruction methods.
Mark W. Steege, PhD, is Professor of School Psychology at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. He is a nationally certified school psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral. Dr. Steege has published widely on assessments and interventions for persons with disabilities.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)?
2. Using Scientifically Based Instruction: NCLB, IDEA, ARRA, and RTI
3. RTI and Special Education: Prospects and Possibilities
4. Evidence-Based Interventions
5. Single-Subject Experimental Design
6. How to Teach So That Students Will Learn: Key Components of Effective Instruction and Assessment
7. RTI Procedures: 10 Steps to Address Learning and Behavior Difficulties
8. Using RTI Procedures with Students from Diverse Backgrounds: Considering Ability, Culture, Language, Race, and Religion
9. Developing RTI Blueprints: Connecting the Dots
10. Case Examples of RTI in Action: Experimental Analysis of Effective Instruction
11. RTI Reports: Formal Evidence of Student Progress
12. Frequently Asked Questions: Some Answers about RTI