Response to Intervention (RTI), if used incorrectly, will prevent students who have true learning disabilities from receiving the specialized instruction they need.
School districts should not use RTI to delay, or worse, to not evaluate children who are suspected of having specific learning disabilities.
The law is not intended to allow schools to avoid evaluating kids who are suspected of having a disability, or to keep a child in RTI over a long period of time.
In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will learn more about RTI. We describe the legal requirements for RTI and how it is intended to be used.
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