There are a variety of terms used interchangeably to define special education: specially-designed instruction, Tier 3 supports, and intensive intervention, but, do they mean the same thing? In this presentation, delivered at the 2017 OSEP Leadership Conference, state leaders of special education, David Sienko from the Rhode Island Department of Education and Glenna Gallo, from the Washington State Board of Education – alongside personnel from the National Center on Intensive Intervention – shared perspectives on how special education is defined to espouse commonalities across terminology and services to support students with disabilities. Presentation
In this video, Michele Walden-Doppke, M.A., CAGS, Response to Intervention (RTI) Technical Assistance Provider with Northern Rhode Island Collaborative for Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) and NCII Coach in Coventry Public Schools discusses infrastructure elements that support the implementation of intensive intervention.
In this video, Nicole Bucka, NCII coach and MTSS professional development provider for Rhode Island discuss lessons learned from implementing intensive intervention at the middle and secondary level.
In this video, Ellen Reinhardt shares how schools can help to support staff during DBI implementation.
In this video, Mary Randel, a doctoral candidate in Special Education at Michigan State University & NCII Coach for the Swartz Creek School District, addresses the importance of ensuring that students with disabilities have access to supports across the tiers of a tiered frameworks, especially intensive intervention.
In this video, Dr. Evelyn Johnson, Associate Professor at Boise State University, discusses how data can be used to support eligibility decisions for students with disabilities.
In this video, Dr. Luann Purcell, Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Administrators of Special Education and NCII Advisor, discusses how special educators can work collaboratively with general education teachers and staff to support students with persistent and severe learning and/or behavioral needs.