Tertiary Intervention

Stecker, Pamela M.
May 2007
Teaching Exceptional Children;May/Jun2007, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p50
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the highest level of intervention in the three-tier response to intervention (RTI) model in use in certain U.S. schools, as of May 2007. The author explains that RTI is a method of identifying and providing instructional services to students who struggle academically or with specific learning disabilities (SLD), with tertiary intervention being the most intense and including the provision of special education. She briefly explains tiers one and two then explains how tertiary interventions differ from these. She uses a hypothetical student case study to illustrate progress through the tiers, identification of SLD, use of progress monitoring and interventions, and development of an individualized education program (IEP).


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