Dr. Andrea Ogonosky has developed a comprehensive system for implementing RtI that works and that can be applied in any school district, regardless of size.
In this second edition of The Response to Intervention Handbook, Dr. Ogonosky shares her vast experience in helping educators in school districts achieve extraordinary results through RtI. The book guides administrators and teachers through a seamless three-tier process that is both time and cost efficient. The book will also help parents and educational leaders or specialists understand their roles in the RtI process.
When the first edition of this book was produced 10 years ago, RtI was a relatively new concept being introduced to administrators and teachers. Therefore, the first edition was designed to help educators implement RtI in a practical way, starting with conceptualizing the primary features of the process.
While RtI has not changed in theory since its original design, this new edition has been revised to provide additional insight into RtI, along with new implementation examples and further clarification in order to help districts both build and sustain the RtI process.
The RtI Handbook covers basic theory and underlying philosophies. It further provides a guide for how to lay the correct foundations for implementing and sustaining RtI successfully. This system hinges on the use of the three tiers and the development of the necessary supports for successful problem solving. Embedded in the chapters are “Lessons Learned” sections to help connect RtI theory to real-life examples of successes (and missteps to avoid).
The RtI Handbook also comes with a variety of useful forms and documents, appendixes with common questions, a glossary, and a list of useful references.