YOUR SCHOOL CAN DEVELOP A VERY PROVEN WAY OF ADDRESSING RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION (RTI) THROUGH YOUR STUDENT SUPPORT TEAM AND HAVE STRATEGICALLY TAILORED INTERVENTIONS TO MEET INDIVIDUAL STUDENT NEEDS.
What if you were able to…
- anticipate, identify, and intervene with ninety percent of your “at-risk” students in kindergarten or first grade
- help eliminate students’ self-esteem issues related to failure in school
- bypass reliance on the observations of overextended classroom teachers for most intervention referrals
- develop an individual and developmentally appropriate plan to effectively intervene with students by the first semester of kindergarten
- develop an efficient, systematic, easily documentable Student Support Team/RTI procedure for teachers as well as students
- significantly reduce your Special Education referrals and greatly reduce the number of non-qualifying referrals
What do schools need besides money?
More important than money, they need the information to make good decisions. We have an education system that demands more of young children than they can deliver developmentally.
The system is demanding academic skills that are not accessible to a child until their motor sensory, visual, and cognitive skills are in place.
Our frenetic lifestyles, work schedules, and testing agendas rob our children of appropriate early learning experiences both cognitively and physically. As a result, we are labeling some students with learning disabilities that, given the right interventions, might never cross the threshold into Special Education.
Teachers are frustrated and dismayed because at least twenty-five percent of their students are not able to do what they are asked academically. They come to a Student Support Team meeting with their concerns. “Student can’t read, can’t spell, can’t do math, and can’t pay attention.” What are we to do? How can the student go to the next grade level without the requisite skills in place? How will they ever pass the standardized tests? Continue reading “Building a Real Student Support Team”