Effectively integrating therapeutic interventions into the RTI process will allow support for students and may reduce the need for a referral. Learn approaches to incorporate therapeutic interventions at each tier. These supports may increase a student’s success within the general education curriculum and the need for referrals to a specialized instructional service. Incorporating successful strategies for communication and advocacy with leadership, time management, and resources for therapeutic interventions may break down barriers. The result is a win-win for the administration, therapist, teacher, and student.
- Define Response to Intervention and its 3 Tiers.
- Identify a therapeutic intervention within each Tier.
- Utilize two strategies to integrate therapy intervention into an established RTI process.
What is Response to Intervention (MSST)?
- Overall Definition and Benefits
- History of RTI
- Description of Tier 1, 2 and 3 levels
- PT, OT and SLP domains integrated into each RTI Tiers
Therapy and Tier 1
- Professional Development for educators, Consultation, Universal tip sheets, universal screening…
- Universal Supports: Handwriting (HWT, Loops and groups, developmental progression of letters) Sensory (classroom management and design, Sensory-friendly school building environment, sensory pathways, movement and learning, etc.) Mental health (mindfulness, yoga, social skill groups, etc) Fine motor (Postural control activities, classroom tool use specialty paper, development of classroom centers) …….
Therapy and Tier 2
- Providing specialty groups, consultation, and coaching
- Targeted Interventions: With progress monitoring and data collection- Groups for handwriting, fine motor, gross motor, feeding, mindfulness, speech articulation, primitive reflex groups, etc
Therapy and Tier 3
- Direct intervention driven by a result of an educational OT/PT/SLP evaluation and IEP or 504
Barriers and Strategies to integrate therapeutic interventions and the RTI process.
- Communication and Advocacy
- Development of Tools
- Resources for Materials
- Incorporate knowledge into current practice setting to produce 3 action steps of incorporating therapeutic interventions into the RTI process.
Kareen Robbins MS OTR/L Robbins has over 32 years of pediatric experience where she primarily worked in the school setting. She is passionate about bridging the gap between knowledge and clinical practice to allow therapists to be confident in serving others and providing therapy services. She is the owner of Kareen Robbins & Associates, LLC., and provides professional development, consulting, and mentoring services. She is also certified to administer and interpret the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test. Recently, she assumed the role of an educational administrator of a rapidly growing related service program in Ohio.
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