Web Research

1. Read the article “ABCs of RtI.” It is a guide for parents about Response to Intervention, but does a good job of summarizing RtI. It can be found at http://www.rti4success.org/pdf/ABC_of_RTI.pdf
2. Read the article “SLD Eligibility: A Users’ Guide to the New Regulations.” It can be found at http://www.rti4success.org/pdf/zirkel.pdf
This article may take some re-reading in certain sections, but it does a good job of both discussing the old ways of identifying students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) as well as the new regulations for identifying SLD under the Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004 or IDEIA 2004).
Discussion

Progress Monitoring and Tiers in RtI (1 of 2)

After reading “ABCs of RtI” and/or exploring http://www.rti4success.org, note how many tiers RtI has and describe each tier. What role does progress monitoring play in the multiple-tiered model? And, finally, what is your reaction to the RtI model?

SLD Identification (2 of 2)

After reading “SLD Eligibility: A Users’ Guide to the New Regulations” and/or exploring http://www.rti4success.org, describe the way that Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) was identified prior to 2004. What has changed in terms of SLD identification since the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2004? What do you think prompted the changes? What do you think of these changes?

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