In this webinar, experts from the PROGRESS Center and National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) will model how practitioners can use data-based individualization (DBI) to develop and implement SDI for students with disabilities. A panel of special educators will share how using DBI improved the efficiency and effectiveness of their service delivery, communication with families, and collaboration with other educators.
Implementation Guidance and Considerations
Leveraging Data-Based Individualization (DBI) to Design and Deliver Specially Designed Instruction (SDI)
In this webinar, NCII’s Caitlyn Majeika and Aleksis Kincaid provide an overview of the Academic Intervention Taxonomy Briefs and describe how they can help teachers design productive intervention programs for students with intensive academic needs. Presenters share how educators can use information from the briefs to understand the strengths and weaknesses of an intervention based on the dimensions of the Taxonomy of Intervention Intensity; evaluate the appropriateness of interventions on the academic intervention tools chart; and guide decisions about the selection or purchase of a new intervention. In addition, Kim St. Martin, Director of MiMTSS, shares how Michigan schools and MiMTSS staff have used the briefs to review academic interventions.
This four-part webinar series is focused on the Taxonomy of Intervention Intensity. This series provides an overview of the dimensions of the Taxonomy of Intervention Intensity and case applications showing how the taxonomy can be used to guide the intensification of reading, mathematics, and behavior interventions.
The Academic Intervention Taxonomy Briefs provide educators with information they can use to evaluate the appropriateness of academic interventions available on the academic intervention tools chart for a specific student or group of students who require intervention. The information included in the briefs is organized along the seven dimensions of the Taxonomy of Intervention Intensity
This handout briefly defines the seven dimensions of the Taxonomy of Intervention Intensity for academics and behavior. The Taxonomy of Intervention Intensity was developed based on research to support educators in evaluating and building intervention intensity. The seven dimensions include strength, dosage, alignment, attention to transfer, comprehensiveness, behavior or academic support, and individualization.
In this Voices from the Field video, Jill Pentimoni, Ph.D. from NCII and the University of Notre Dame and Jade Wexler, Ph.D. from the University of Maryland discuss how they used the tools charts in a graduate class to help prepare and inform students about the technical criteria used to review tools on the academic intervention tools chart. Dr. Wexler also shares how she has used the charts within undergraduate courses.
This module is intended to help educators and administrators understand the dimensions of the Taxonomy of Intervention Intensity and how it can be used to select, evaluate, and intensify interventions.
What Does it Take to Meet the Needs of Struggling Readers? An Overview of Essential Practices for Intensifying Literacy Instruction
In this webinar, Drs. Kim St. Martin and Sharon Vaughn highlight some key essential practices presented in Intensifying Literacy Instruction: Essential Practices Considerations and will reflect on considerations for implementation. Drs. St. Martin and Vaughn focus on ways educators and educational leaders can increase their capacity to develop skilled readers and writers, identify critical dimensions for designing intervention platforms as the foundation for effective instruction, and adapt interventions to increase the instructional intensity.
The National Center on Intensive Intervention and the Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports have partnered to present a webinar series focused on providing educators with tools to support secondary students during virtual learning and the return to in-person learning. This series is intended for educators at the state and local level who work with students with intensive behavioral needs in secondary school settings. Webinar 1: Check and Connect: Implementation and Adaptation in a Virtual Environment At the core of Check & Connect is a trusting relationship between the student and a caring, trained mentor who both advocates for and challenges the student to keep education salient. Relationships are more important than ever given that current status of education and ongoing virtual learning.
Using the Taxonomy of Intervention Intensity Within the Data-Based Individualization Process: A Behavior Example
This training module introduces the Taxonomy of Intervention Intensity and describes how it supports the DBI process by helping provide explicit guidance on how to select and evaluate validated behavior intervention programs to best meet students’ needs and intensify or adapt those interventions when students or groups of students do not adequately respond.