Response to Intervention: A Guide for School Social Workers

Paperback | April 3, 2010

byJames P. Clark, Michelle Alvarez

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Response to Intervention (RtI) is at the heart of evidence-based practice in schools. Though written into federal special education legislation, it is a general education process consisting of a three-tiered framework for organizing a comprehensive and differentiated system designed to ensureeducational success for all students. The focus in this book is on meeting the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students. School social workers are key stakeholders who need to be skilled in designing, monitoring, and evaluating the effectiveness of school-wide universal supports, targetedgroup interventions, and intensive individual interventions in objective and measurable terms.Designed as both a training manual and a practical reference, with contributions by seasoned academics and practitioners with extensive experience developing and practicing in RtI systems, this one-of-a-kind guide operationalizes this crucial service delivery framework. It highlights the importanceof data-based decision making and offers concrete guidelines for collecting, analyzing, and displaying data. Detailed case examples that illustrate real-world program implementation, practical guidance in selecting empirically supported practices, sample assessment worksheets, and strategies for supporting the adoption and sustainability of RtI systems make this a handy tool for school social workersseeking a more active role in using decision-making processes to improve their school's system of support for all students.

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Response to Intervention (RtI) is at the heart of evidence-based practice in schools. Though written into federal special education legislation, it is a general education process consisting of a three-tiered framework for organizing a comprehensive and differentiated system designed to ensureeducational success for all students. The fo...

James P. Clark is Assistant Director of Compliance Monitoring at the Heartland Area Education Agency 11. Michelle M. Alvarez, EdD, is Associate Professor of Social Work at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:April 3, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. The Evolution of Response to InterventionSection I: Tier 1 Universal Supports2. Tier 1 Universal Supports3. Tier 1 Case Example: School-Wide Efficient Behavior Screening (SWEBS)4. Tier 1 Case Example: School-Wide Information System (SWIS)5. Tier 1 Case Example: Signs of Suicide (SOS)Section II: Tier 2 Targeted Group Interventions6. Tier 2 Targeted Group Interventions7. Tier 2 Case Example: WhyTry?8. Tier 2 Case Example: Reconnecting YouthSection III: Tier 3 Intensive Individualized Interventions9. Tier 3 Intensive Individualized Interventions10. Tier 3 Case Example: Functional Behavior Assessment Data Collection and Analysis11. Tier 3 Case Example: WraparoundSection IV: Implementing and Sustaining RtI Systems12. Special Education Eligibility Determination in Response to Intervention Systems13. Evidence-Based School Social Work Practice and RtI14. Supporting the Adoption, Implementation, and Sustainability of RtI Systems15. Response to Intervention: A Call to Action