For children with the most severe and persistent academic and/or behavioral challenges, parent and family involvement is vital. School teams can use this guide to better understand intensive intervention and how to engage parents and families with the process.
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This series of infographics, developed in collaboration with the Rhode Island Parent Information Network, are intended to provide a high-level overview of intensive intervention, questions parents and families might want to ask school teams to learn more, and tips for parents in supporting their child who is receiving intensive intervention. These resources should not replace ongoing communication between schools, and parents and families.
This infographic provides an overview intensive intervention for parents and families.
This infographic, developed in collaboration with the Rhode Island Parent Information Network, provides tips for parents in supporting their child who is receiving intensive intervention.
This infographic, developed in collaboration with the Rhode Island Parent Information Network, provides questions to ask school teams who are providing intensive intervention. This resource is intended to provide a high-level overview of intensive intervention and should not replace ongoing communication between schools, and parents and families.
This webinar, presented by Kate Augustyn, Debra Jennings, and Kelly Orginski, discusses the importance of family engagement and provides examples of ways to engage families to support students.
In this webinar, Dr. Darren Woodruff and Debra Jennings, co-director of the Region 1 Parent Technical Assistance Center in New Jersey, discuss research related to parent involvement in the RTI process. They provide a general overview of research related to family engagement, a construct for developing strategies for intentional family engagement when implementing RTI, and discuss the importance of collaborating with OSEP-funded Parent Centers in addressing family engagement.
Watch and listen to Daryl Mellard address the question, "What role do parents play in the RTI process, including when do they become involved, are they on the decision making team, and where can they learn more about RTI?"
Parents and families are critical partners in supporting students with intensive academic and behavioral needs. It is important to recognize that every parent and family member is different, with varying levels of knowledge and comfort with school; they may not consider their involvement in the school in the same way that the school perceives it. As a result, our approach to parent and family engagement should be differentiated. It is important to: share information about the school’s approach to multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) and data-based individualization (DBI) to ensure that families have an understanding of the process, ask parents and families for information about their child, and invite them to be a part of the process as relevant.
Successfully implementing intensive intervention using the data-based individualization (DBI) process demands multiple components and structures of support, including strong leadership support, examining current capacity and readiness, ongoing professional learning made up of training and coaching, development of efficient and effective procedures and intervention plans, ongoing evaluation and review of implementation to inform continuous improvement, and engagement of parents and families as partners in the work. This section of the website includes tools and resources to support effective implementation of DBI.