Mike Vanderwood, Ph.D. University of California, Riverside
Using Response to Intervention with English Language Learners.
Recent changes in federal legislation and California code provide educators an opportunity to implement response to intervention (RtI) approaches in general and special education. RtI decision making is particularly promising for English Language Learners (EL) because this model places a heavy emphasis on prevention strategies, and provides skill acquisition data that can be used to examine special education eligibility. The primary expected learning outcome is for participants to acquire a basic understanding how to use RtI with ELs.