RTI Applications, Volume 1: Academic and Behavioral Interventions

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Matthew K Burns, T Chris Riley-Tillman, Amanda M VanDerHeyden

  • RTI Applications, Volume 1
  • RTI Applications, Volume 1
    Leading RTI experts explain how to match interventions to students' proficiency levels, drawing on research about the stages of learning.

226 pages
Age Range: 5 to 18
ISBN: 9781462503544

This book addresses a crucial aspect of sustaining a response-to-intervention (RTI) framework in a school: selecting interventions with the greatest likelihood of success and implementing them with integrity. Leading RTI experts explain how to match interventions to students' proficiency levels, drawing on cutting-edge research about the stages of learning. Effective academic and behavioural interventions for all three tiers of RTI are described in step-by-step detail and illustrated with vivid case examples. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book features more than 40 reproducible planning tools and other helpful forms.

Key features:

  • Moves beyond competing titles that focus only on the beginning phases of RTI: provides expert guidance for selecting the right interventions.
  • Covers school- and classroom-wide, small group, and individual interventions for grades K–12.
  • Accessible and practical, the book includes 40+ reproducibles.
  • The authors are experienced RTI implementers who publish and present workshops extensively.
  • Volume 2 (planned for 2013) will focus on assessment, analysis, and decision making.

RTI Applications will be helpful for school psychologists and counsellors, administrators, special educators, behaviour specialists, and general education teachers in grades K–12.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Matching the “Right” Intervention to the Student
  3. Selecting Group Interventions: Identifying a Classwide Problem
  4. Whole-School Behavioral Interventions
  5. Small-Group Academic Interventions
  6. Classwide/Small-Group Behavioral Interventions
  7. Academic Acquisition Interventions
  8. Behavioral Acquisition Interventions
  9. Academic Fluency-Building Interventions
  10. Behavioral Proficiency-Building Interventions
  11. Maintenance and Generalization of Behavioral Interventions
  12. Maintenance and Generalization of Academic Interventions
  13. Putting It All Together

"Filling a gap in the literature, this exceptional book comprehensively describes how effective academic and behavioral interventions can be selected within an RTI framework. Step-by-step guidelines and case examples illustrate how to select interventions and assess intervention effectiveness and fidelity. This book is essential reading for school-based professionals using RTI, as well as for university training programs in school psychology, education, and special education."
- Tanya L. Eckert, PhD, Department of Psychology, Syracuse University

"The promise of RTI is that every child receives instruction matched to his or her needs. Teachers understand the rationale and urgency for implementation, yet the nuts and bolts of implementation—particularly for classroom teachers—are more challenging. This book not only describes the 'how-tos,' but also identifies evidence-based interventions for both academics and behavior that make problem solving more practical for teachers. Every building leadership team and professional learning community should own this book."
- Amber Roderick-Landward, MEd, Director of Evidence-Based Learning, Canyons School District, Utah

"A valuable resource for educators looking to improve academic and behavioral interventions in the context of RTI. Readers will gain an understanding of how to select, implement, and evaluate interventions at Tiers 1, 2, and 3 of the RTI model, while using data to guide decision making at every step. The authors provide detailed information about a range of academic and behavioral interventions for individual students, groups, classrooms, or entire schools. As a trainer of school psychologists, I can see this book being used as a text in graduate courses addressing school consultation, assessment, and intervention."
- Angela J. Whalen, Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences, University of Oregon

"The authors provide an excellent framework for selecting academic and behavioral interventions. The use of the 'instructional hierarchy' will help educators make theory-based decisions that will enhance practice. This is a valuable tool for school-based practitioners, university educators, and students. Providing many hands-on examples, the book would serve well as a text in practicum classes focused on academic or behavioral interventions."
- Mike Vanderwood, PhD, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Riverside