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October 18, 2011 ACTION UPDATE

The Legal Implications of Response to Intervention and Special Education Identification

With the combination of RTI innovations and the traditional child-find requirement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004), many are left scratching their heads over exactly how the rules fit into the modern intervention era. Jose Martín, J.D., explores the fundamental child-find obligation of the IDEA in its present context and breaks down the legal complexities for schools and parents.

A Parent's Guide to RTI

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) and RTI Action Network have released the updated Parent’s Guide to Response to Intervention! This cutting-edge guide is designed for parents and schools involved in implementing RTI in the elementary grades and ensures that educators and parents are knowledgeable about RTI and how it can help struggling learners. It features real-world examples from parents who have experience with RTI, checklists, a glossary with key terms, a breakdown of tiered intervention model, and much more.
 
RTI Talk: Powerful Parents
October 26, 2011, 2p.m. - 3p.m. ET

Parents play a powerful role in RTI and successful implementation projects engage parents early and often. Join Mendy Gomez and John Carruth in this special RTI Talk as they answer your questions and discuss the key role parents play in RTI implementation from the parent and educator perspectives. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the power of parents in RTI and the numerous ways schools and families may work together within a multi-tiered model!

Submit advance questions for the RTI Talk now or simply join the chat live on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 2 p.m. ET.
 
QUESTION OF THE MONTH
If a student has been identified with a language disability and is currently receiving IEP services but a new concern has come up regarding the student's math ability, must the school reconvene the RTI process to provide math supports or should the concerns be addressed solely by the IEP team?

Jack Fletcher, Ph.D., emphasizes the importance of analyzing data to find out whether the language disability is a contributor to the child’s difficulties with math. Dr. Fletcher argues against the assumption that students who have been identified and have been having difficulty in one area "automatically" should be moved to the same level of intervention for other subject areas.
 
 

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RTI Talk: RTI and Mathematics
October 20, 2011, 10a.m. - 11a.m. ET

Implementing RtI in mathematics presents unique challenges and new questions. Join David Allsopp and Chuck Gameon as they explore the application of multi-tiered systems of support in mathematics and answer your questions about key issues including effective instructional practices for interventions, strategies for screening and progress monitoring, and criteria to think about when selecting intervention curricula.

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

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ebinar on A Parent's Guide to RTI
This 60-minute webinar provides an update on the implementation of RTI in schools across the U.S., the work of NCLD’s RTI Action Network, and an overview of the new Parent Guide. Presented by Kathleen Whitmire, Candace Cortiella, and Esther Falcetta. Parents, educators and others interested in RTI will find this webinar and new guide invaluable tools in their RTI implementation efforts. Click to view the Webinar!

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The RTI Marketplace is a centralized resource for finding products and services developed by Partners of the RTI Action Network. We choose offerings that we believe are of high quality and support the effective, responsible, and comprehensive implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI).  Browse the RTI Marketplace today to find a broad selection of books, DVDs, seminars, and other offerings. Shop the RTI Marketplace today!

 
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