• Response to Intervention
    This term refers to the child’s potential change in behavior as a result of interventions implemented in the regular classroom prior to placing a child in a special service. For example, if we notice that a first grade child is having difficulty pronouncing /r/, we will meet as a team to discuss our concerns. I will provide the classroom teacher and the parent information that will help them encourage the child to correct his pronunciation. These interventions will be attempted for a designated period of time, then we will meet again to determine if the child’s behavior has changed. We may ask ourselves at that time, “Has Joe’s response to our intervention been positive?” or “Do we need to do additional testing to determine possible placement into the speech program?”