Response to Intervention/Instruction (RtI)
"Response to Intervention/Instruction (RTI) is a multi-tiered approach to help all learners succeed. Student progress is closely monitored at each stage of intervention to determine the need for further research-based instruction and/or intervention in general education, in special education, or both. Research has demonstrated that most reading problems can be prevented by providing high-quality early literacy instruction in the classroom, along with supplemental intervention for students who need it including those with significant learning disabilities such as dyslexia. The heart of any RTI model lies in the use of tiered instruction. In the RTI framework, the instruction delivered to students varies on several dimensions that are related to the nature and severity of a student's difficulties."
Adapted from Jimerson, Burns, VanDerHeyden, 2007, p.290.
©2008 Podhajski, B.