What does an Intervention Specialist Do?
As the Intervention Specialist, I work with students in each grade level. Together with the reading specialist, I work beside students who need assistance in specific skill areas and instruct them to best meet their needs. My instruction is given during each grade level's Tier Time. During the thirty minutes of Tier Time, I use strategies and instructional practices to help support student skills in small groups or one-to-one.
What is Response to Instruction and Intervention?
Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtII) is a three-tiered approach to early identification and support of each child’s learning needs. The RtII process begins with high-quality instruction and brief assessments of all children in the general education classroom. Students are provided with instruction (interventions) at increasing levels of intensity and duration to accelerate their rate of learning and acquisition of skills. These levels are referred to as “tiers.” At each tier student progress is closely monitored to assure that each child makes adequate gains. RtII is designed for use when making decisions in both general education and special education: creating a well-integrated system of instruction and intervention guided by each child’s individual performance.