Our SLD determination tools support school systems in their efforts to better serve students and comply with changes in education law. Parents, too, will find answers as they advocate for their children.
Responsiveness to intervention (RTI) aims to reach struggling students early, matching instruction to their needs. Our RTI materials, grounded in research and best practices, help educators evaluate RTI and the role it can play in SLD determination
New endeavors require knowledgeable guidance. In our How To section, we've tapped experts in RTI and its components (progress monitoring or screening, for example), SLD determination, and parents' roles to compile expert recommendations.
New methods and new laws mean new roles for educators. Our resources can help school systems plan how to successfully weather change.
NRCLD's goal is to help educators, policymakers, and parents understand the complexity and importance of making sound decisions regarding whether a child has a specific learning disability. Our research in this area--including studies of the role of and best practices associated with responsiveness to intervention--is the foundation underlying all of the materials available on this site.
2008 Special Education Law Symposium: Contemporary Questions and Answers, June 22 - 27, 2008, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.
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