Response to Intervention (RTI)


There is no single, absolute definition of RTI. A quick and descriptive summary, though, comes from the National Center on RTI and reads:

With RTI, schools identify students at risk for poor learning outcomes, monitor student progress, provide evidence-based interventions and adjust the intensity and nature of those interventions depending on a student's responsiveness, and identify students with learning disabilities or other disabilities. (NCRTI, 2010)

Books Available from the Area Media Center

The following books are available for loan from the Summit County Area Media Center. If you are interested, please email Alice Doyle at

  • Differentiated Instructional Strategies – One Size Doesn't Fit All. 2002. Gayle Gregory and Carolyn Chapman.
  • Integrating RTI with Cognitive Neuropsychology – A Scientific Approach. 2007. Steven G. Feifer, D. Ed., and Douglas A. Della Toffalo, Ph.D.
  • Response to Intervention – A Practical Guide for Every Teacher. 2007. William N. Bender and Cara Shores.
  • The RTI Guide – Developing and Implementing a Model in Your Schools. 2006.John E. McCook, Ed. D.
  • Response to Intervention – Principles and Strategies for Effective Practice. 2005. Rachel Brown-Chidsey and Mark W. Steege.

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