Children at Risk for Reading Failure

Davis, G. Nicole; Lindo, Endia J.; Compton, Donald L.
May 2007
Teaching Exceptional Children;May/Jun2007, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p32
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the benefits of early intervention to children with reading disabilities. The authors explain that use of response to intervention (RTI) to identify learning disabled children, made possible by the 2004 reauthorization of the U.S. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, allows earlier identification that previous methods, focuses on providing effective instruction and continuous monitoring, and improves student outcomes. They describe the three-tier RTI identification method in favor as of 2007, and they explain the diagnostic decision making and screening measures, taking into account both in-school and at-home factors, that schools can employ to help ensure the success of RTI methods.


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