Struggling students and Response to Intervention (RTI)

Parent Rights in the Era of RTI

describe the imageIf a school is using an RTI approach, what rights do parents have and what strategies can be used to address identification issues? 

  • RTI Use across States—The manner in which states incorporate RTI into SLD identification varies dramatically.
  • Child Find—Your school district’s legal obligation to “find” all children who may have a disability and, because of their disability, need special education services.
  • Rights to Evaluation—Every parent has the right to request an evaluation at any time to determine if their child has a disability and what that child’s educational needs are.
  • Strategies for Addressing Identification Issues—The process of determining whether your child has a disability such as a learning disability and needs special education cannot go on indefinite l

The above is from

The National Center for Learning Disabilities – the leading online resource for parents and educators on learning disabilities and related disorders.

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