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Comprehensive RTI Model: Integrating Behavioral and Academic Interventions

by Cara Shores Corwin Press
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Pbk 184 pages
AU$64.00 NZ$66.96
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Academic achievement and behavior are intertwined, and students often struggle with challenges spanning both areas. This research-based and practical book helps educators apply proven Response to Intervention (RTI) methods in a new way—as a highly effective, comprehensive approach to addressing behavioral issues and related academic achievement.

Nationally known expert Cara Shores describes how schools have successfully used RTI to improve behavior in the general education K–12 environment. Readers will learn how to implement RTI both in the individual classroom and schoolwide. This guide includes:

Vignettes showing how educators can address behavioral issues with RTI's three tiers
Guidance on building teams and leveraging resources to effectively reach at-risk students
Advice on the role of behavioral assessment within RTI, including universal screening and progress monitoring for behavior
Interactive exercises, reproducibles, and other tools
Use RTI to address behavioral and academic performance, and build a better foundation for learning for all students!

Acknowledgments About the Author 1. A Comprehensive Model for Raising Student Achievement 2. Establishing the Structure for RTI Implementation 3. Building a Strong Foundation Through Tier 1 Universal Supports 4. Providing Targeted Supports Through Tier 2

A must-read for every educator. Not only does Cara Shores provide the background information on RTI for academic achievement and behavior, she also takes the reader step-by-step through effectively integrating the two processes. Ronda Shelvan, Special Education Teacher 'I recommend Cara Shores book to all educators as they strive to raise student achievement in their schools! This is a great resource for school psychologists, teacher educators, teachers, and administrators for developing their RTI structure and supports. This book offers research-based methods and interventions in a user-friendly format.' Donna Lee, Program Specialist 'The information flows succinctly and is well written for both RTI novices and experts to understand the important role that behavior plays in the RTI process and in overall student achievement. It s an excellent road map for building sustainable reform.' Cassandra Allen Holifield, Author, National Presenter, Behavior Specialist, and Special Educator 'This book provides schools that are implementing RTI with clear and practical ideas on how to integrate behavior and academics into one comprehensive model. The book includes examples, case studies, and resources that are very useful for teachers and administrators.' Judy Rockley, State Trainer
Cara Shores began her career as a special education teacher and taught children in both pullout and inclusive classrooms. Shores has trained thousands of teachers and administrators across the United States on practical strategies for inclusion, co-teaching, and increasing achievement for all students through differentiated instruction and RTI. She provides regional and national training for the Council for Exceptional Children. She is co-author of Response to Intervention: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher. Shores now serves as the president of Wesley Educational Services. She received her master degree and educational specialists degree from the University of West Georgia and has served as student support services coordinator and district director of special education.