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).


Related Articles

  • Using Data-Based Individualization to Intensify Mathematics Intervention for Students With Disabilities. Powell, Sarah R.; Stecker, Pamela M. // Teaching Exceptional Children;Mar/Apr2014, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p31 

    The article discusses the use of data-based individualization (DBI) as intensive intervention in the education of a U.S. student with a mathematics disability. Topics discussed include the use of a response to intervention process to determine students with learning disabilities, the...

  • A Model for Implementing Responsiveness to Intervention. Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas // Teaching Exceptional Children;May/Jun2007, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p14 

    The article presents information helpful to educators implementing responsiveness to intervention (RTI) as a means of identifying students with learning disabilities (LD). The authors explain that previous identification methods, which required documenting a discrepancy between IQ and...

  • The Individualized Education Program--Part 2: Translating Law into Practice. Turnbull, Ann P.; Strickland, Bonnie; Hammer, Susan E. // Journal of Learning Disabilities;Feb1978, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p18 

    Part II. Examines the individualized education program (IEP) as a basis for defining appropriate education in the context of the United States educational system. Description of a framework provided to view the process of IEP development; Components of IEP; Documentation of the amount of time...

  • Using Information From the Reading Recovery Program Within a Response-to-Intervention Framework. O'CONNOR, EVELYN A.; YASIK, ANASTASIA E. // Communique (0164775X);Jan/Feb2015, Vol. 43 Issue 5, p1 

    The article suggests the use of response to intervention (RTI) framework to collect information about children to decide their eligibility for special education services in the U.S. It discusses the Reading Recovery early intervention program that recognizes the lowest-performing first graders...

  • What a Difference! Turvett, Barbara // Working Mother;Sep2006, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p78 

    The article offers advice for parents of children with learning disabilities or attention deficit disorder on what to do at school to make sure they get necessary attention. Under the U.S. Individuals with Disabilities Act or section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act, children with such...

  • Planning, Scaffolding Put Focus on Big Ideas. Clancy, Jon // Education Week;2/9/2011, Vol. 30 Issue 20, p32 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Special Educators Look to Align IEPs to Common-Core Standards" in the January 12, 2011 issue.

  • What Does the Law Say? Zirkel, Perry A. // Teaching Exceptional Children;May/Jun2007, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p65 

    The author, a U.S. professor of education and law at Lehigh University, explains legal aspects of topics in the issue. With regard to the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), he clarifies states' choice in determining the method to be used in...

  • Meeting Individual Needs of All Children in the Classroom Setting. Frostig, Marianne // Journal of Learning Disabilities;Mar1980, Vol. 13 Issue 3 

    Considers the integration of the learning disabled and nondisabled children into regular classrooms setting. Exceptional needs of learning disabled children; Views regarding individualized education for exceptional children; Importance of individualized instructional methods.

  • Special education. Sack, Joetta L. // Education Week;03/25/98, Vol. 17 Issue 28, p10 

    Presents news concerning special education in the United States. State school funding lawsuits' implications for special education; Launching of a national public service to boost awareness of learning disabilities.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics