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Module 6: Early Intervening Services and Response to Intervention in Part B of IDEA

Module 6: Early Intervening Services and Response to Intervention in Part B of IDEA

by Patricia Hozella
Office of Special Education Programs
U.S. Department of Education

With Special Thanks To…
NRCLD, the National Research Center on Learning Disabilities


April 2007

**Este módulo está disponible en español: Servicios de Atención Temprana y la Respuesta a la Intervención

Module 6 is a great way to learn about and train others on these two new elements in Part B of IDEA.

  • Early Intervening Services (EIS) are for K-12 students with academic or behavioral difficulties who are not yet identified as having a disability.
  • Response to Intervention (RTI) is a new approach to identifying whether a student has a specific learning disability.

Module 6 is available in English and Spanish, as you’ll see below. It includes:

  • a slideshow in English;
  • a slideshow in Spanish;
  • a Trainer’s Guide explaining the content to be presented;
  • handouts for participants in either English or Spanish.

Please help yourself below, and download the components you need to learn on your own and/or to train others regarding EIS and RTI.

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Component #1: The Slideshows | Las Diapositivas

Download these 34 slides and make life as a trainer easier!

English Slideshow
(Stored in a ZIP folder)

Spanish Slideshow **
(Saved as a Powerpoint Show. If you don’t have Powerpoint, download the free Viewer.)

PDF for Spanish Trainers | This file shows trainers how the slideshows in Spanish work. (Be sure to download the trainer’s guide to the content—immediately below—which explains the content of each slide.)

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Component #2: Trainer’s Guide to the Content

This guide to Module 6 is in English but should also be downloaded if you’re training in Spanish. That’s because here is where you’ll find the full explanation of each slide’s content. It also offers much additional info so that trainers can adapt training sessions to a length or detail suitable to the given audience.

PDF | Complete Guide

Word | Complete Guide (Accessible Word file)

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Component #3: Handouts for Participants | Folletos para Participants

The handouts for Module 6 are included in a packet of handouts designed to cover the entire umbrella topic of Theme B, IDEA and General Education. If you’ve downloaded the handouts for Theme B already, you have the handouts you need for Module 6. If you haven’t downloaded any handouts for Theme B yet, then here they are in 2 different formats and 2 different languages:

Handouts in English

PDF | English Handouts for Theme B

Word | English Handouts for Theme B (Accessible Word file)

Handouts in Spanish | Folletos en Español **

PDF | Folletos para la Tema B

Word | Los Folletos para la Tema B (en archivo accesible)

Note about the Spanish Translations:
In preparing the handouts in Spanish, we chose to use a certain vocabulary set for the terminology most frequently used in IDEA. IDEA itself is extremely and purposefully consistent about its terminology, and we felt it critical to do the same in Spanish. However, we fully recognize that there are many ways to say the same thing, and Spanish is rich with alternatives from country to country, region to region. So we’ve also prepared a glossary of the terminology used in IDEA, how we’ve rendered that terminology in Spanish, and other ways of rendering it that families may also hear. Share this with participants as you see fit or use it to guide your own translations. The glossary of terminology is available in two formats, PDF and Word:

  • PDF | Glossary of English-Spanish Terminology
  • Word | Glossary of English-Spanish Terminology

There! You have all you need for Module 1.

Please remember that these materials are designed to be thorough and authoritative sources of info on IDEA 2004. That’s why they are so detailed. As a trainer, you are free to adapt the info we’ve offered to serve the purposes and needs of your audiences and the amount of time you have to spend with them.

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Quick-Jump Menu to Other Modules

1: Top 10 Basics of Special Education
2: Key Changes in IDEA
5: Disproportionality and Overrepresentation (updated version coming soon!)
6: Early Intervening Services and Response to Intervention in Part B of IDEA (you’re already here!)
7:Highly Qualified Teachers (withdrawn with the reauthorization of NCLB as the ESSA in 2015)
9: Introduction to Evaluation under IDEA
10: Initial Evaluation and Reevaluation
11: Identification of Children with Specific Learning Disabilities
12: The IEP Team
13: Content of the IEP
14: Meetings of the IEP Team
15: LRE Decision Making
16: Children Enrolled by Their Parents in Private Schools
17: Introduction to Procedural Safeguards
18: Options for Dispute Resolution
19: Key Issues in Discipline

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SOURCE ARTICLE: Center for Parent Information and Resources