What is Response to Intervention (RTI)?
Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multitiered approach to providing services and interventions to struggling learners at increasing levels of intensity as they move through the tiers. It involves universal screenings, instruction and interventions that focuses on each student's area(s) of need, and frequent progress monitoring.
Understanding the Tiers
- Universal Screenings for speech-language begin at Preschool.
- K-5 Screenings for students by referral
- Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tier level of interventions, depending on student needs, Regular Education has 3 tiers of interventions from least T-1 to most T-3.
- If student makes no improvements following Tier 3 interventions – RTI team may refer for testing.
- Tier 4 is Special Education (SpEd). If student’s assessment indicates eligibility based on State of Georgia requirements (see State DOE for a listing of all programs under SpEd.).
- Individual Education Program (IEP) is developed and service through the SI Program is provided by a Speech-Language Pathologist.
Generally, schools identify and provide services to students through early intervention beginning in Preschool through Elementary. If you have concerns
or questions about your child’s skills please talk to his/her teacher to see if a speech screen is needed.
For more information you may contact:
Your School’s Speech Language Pathologist or go to the county’s speech webpage.