Essentials of Response to Intervention. Essentials of Psychological Assessment

  • ID: 2209397
  • Book
  • 208 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to accurately and effectively implement Response to Intervention (RTI) programs

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

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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

References 150

Annotated Bibliography 165

Index 168

About the Authors 181

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Amanda M. VanDerHeyden, PhD, has authored over fifty related articles and book chapters and has worked as a national trainer and consultant assisting school districts with implementation of RTI models. Dr. VanDerHeyden received the Lightner Witmer Early Career Contributions Award from Division 16 (School Psychology) of the American Psychological Association in recognition of her scholarship on early intervention, RTI, and models of databased decision–making in schools.

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.

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