As adoption of the RTI model grows, professionals such as educational diagnosticians, school psychologists, general and special education teachers, and school administrators are eager to find resources that describe the theory behind it and provide useful guidelines for its effective implementation. Packaged in the user–friendly Essentials series format, and authored by two RTI experts, Essentials of Response to Intervention provides just that resource. This book offers a concise overview of the features of RTI, instruction for its implementation, and post–implementation guidelines for assessing whether a program has been effective.
Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health practitioners, and those in training, quickly acquire the psychoeducational assessment knowledge and skills they need. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you to gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.
Complete with a Foreword by Jim Ysseldyke, Essentials of Response to Intervention offers rich and up–to–date information on obtaining meaningful data for decision making, evaluation of the research base for RTI, and clinical applications of RTI.
Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series:
Essentials of WISC–IV Assessment, Second Edition
Essentials of Cross–Battery Assessment, Second Edition
Essentials of Evidence–Based Academic Interventions
Essentials of WJ IIITM Cognitive Abilities Assessment
Essentials of WJ IIITM Tests of Achievement Assessment
Essentials of WIAT–III and KTEA–II Assessment
Essentials of Processing Assessment
Essentials of Assessment Report Writing
Foreword Jim Ysseldyke xi
Series Preface xvii
Volume Preface xix
One Overview of Response to Intervention 1
Two How to Implement RtI 17
Three How to Obtain Meaningful Data for Decision Making: Rethinking Technical Adequacy 37
Four How to Interpret RtI Data 69
Five Evaluating the Research Base for RtI 88
Six Clinical Applications of RtI 105
Seven Case Report Illustrations 115
Appendix A Evaluation of Screening Data Accuracy 135
Appendix B Analysis of Screening Data for Intervention and Prevention Planning 137
Appendix C Troubleshooting Instructional Basics 138
Appendix D Dealing with Potential Sources of Error in RtI Decision Making 140
Appendix E Monitoring Tier 2 Intervention 144
Appendix F Screening Integrity Protocol 145
Authors′ Note: ROC 146
Annotated Bibliography 165
About the Authors 181
Matthew K. Burns, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and Coordinator of the School Psychology Program at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Burns is currently the Editor of Assessment for Effective Intervention and Editor Elect of School Psychology Review. He has published multiple books about Response to Intervention and has assisted in the implementation of RTI with dozens of school districts across many states. Dr. Burns coedited The Handbook of Response to Intervention with Dr. VanDerHeyden.