Next LD Talk - Response to Intervention (RTI)
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Next LD Talk
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
5:00 - 6:00 PM ET
(2:00 - 3:00 PM PT, 4:00 - 5:00 PM CT)
Response to Intervention:
What Parents Need to Know About This Approach to
Identifying Students Most At-Risk for LD
This chat will focus on Response-to-Intervention (RTI) -- an approach to identifying students at risk for learning disabilities which has been used successfully in states and school districts nationwide. In 2004, RTI was added to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for all schools to consider as part of determining whether a student has a learning disability. As part of the chat, NCLD will offer its new Parent Advocacy Brief: A Parent’s Guide to RTI which provides an overview of the RTI process, how it is implemented in schools and questions parents can ask.
No special equipment other than Internet access is needed to participate in this text-based discussion. A transcript will be posted shortly after the discussion.
About the expert:
Dr. Judy Elliott is the Assistant Superintendent in the Office of School Support Services, including special education, in the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) in Long Beach, California. The district, which is the third largest urban school system in that state, serves 94,000 students and is situated in the most diverse U.S. city, according to the Census2000. In LBUSD, RTI problem solving teams have been in place since the early 1980's.
Judy has been a member of and conducted trainings with Student Success Teams, also known as Teacher Assistance Teams or Instructional Support Teams. She has been involved in RTI approaches to student academic and behavioral success for over 20 years. Over these years, Judy served both in the role of a teacher as well as school psychologist on RTI type teams.
Some of. Dr. Elliott's many interests and published areas includes include effective instruction for students with diverse learning and behavior needs, IEP development and its alignment with standards and assessments, decision making for accountability, and accommodation and assessment of special populations.
She has trained thousands of staff, teachers, and administrators in the U.S. and abroad in areas of inclusive schooling that include linking assessment to classroom intervention, strategies and tactics for effective instruction, curriculum adaptation, and the student success team process. She received her degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is also a Vice Chairman of NCLD's Professional Advisory Board.
Our discussion will be moderated by Laura Kaloi, Director of Public Policy at the National Center for Learning Disabilities.
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