In Beyond the RTI Pyramid: Solutions for the First Years of Implementation, author William Bender uses accessible, direct language to describe straightforward strategies for successful RTI implementation based on practical issues and emerging research.
Bender analyzes how RTI is implemented, how it functions, and its implications for general and special education teachers and students. He shows how to extend the RTI process to apply not just to reading, but also to math and behavior. Using his experience in workshops with real schools, he outlines typical implementation issues and provides clear guidance to classroom teachers on documenting the process, contacting parents, complying with the law, and preparing for meetings to determine a student’s eligibility for special services.
Educators new to RTI and those already involved in implementation efforts will find useful solutions to meet the learning needs of every student.