Its main objective is to identify the weakness in a child and develop strategies to enable the child learn effectively, regardless of how long it takes.
There are different types of children with special needs. RTI is aimed at getting to the core of the needs, organize the child’s memory and promote attention paid and the ability of the brain to retrieve information from the memory. It is the best strategy especially for children who despite performing poorly are constantly under pressure to perform better or risk academic retributions. It is applied since it is important to diagnose the difficulty in learning at an earlier age as opposed to doing it later in the life on an individual.
There are several factors that necessitate the use of RTI. These are the indications of the difficulty in learning in a child. Some of the common ones include; Difficulty in the learning of the basic kindergarten curriculum that children normally have a very easy time learning; Forgetfulness, in that a child learns something that forgets it a couple of hours later; Low tolerance, in that a kid cries a lot and throws many tantrums.
Whenever these symptoms are discovered, the RTI process begins. This usually involves the careful study and monitoring of a child’s academic advancement over time. If it is found wanting, the appropriate interventions are administered effectively so as to achieve effective learning. Therefore, RTI simply refers to the process of gathering the relevant learning information by a teacher to enable a kid with difficulty learn.
The RTI process also involves the relevant evaluation. This is meant to look into the effectiveness of the program on a child. The results of the occasional evaluations are used to determine the best way forward as far as a child’s learning is concerned.
Finally, RTI is a process that has helped children develop psychologically without the pressure of always feeling insignificant due to perceived low IQ levels.
- Special Education Dictionary
- ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act
- AMAO – Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives
- APD – Auditory Processing Disorder in Children
- CST – Child Study Team
- EHA – Education for All Handicapped Children Act
- FAPE – Free Appropriate Public Education
- IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
- IDEIA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act
- IEP – Individual Education Plan
- IHCP – Individualized Health Care Plan
- LD – Learning Disabled
- LDT-C – Learning Disabilities Consultants
- LRE – Least Restrictive Environment
- ODD – Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- OHI – Other Health Impairments
- PWN – Prior Written Notice
- RTI – Response to Intervention