ERIC Number: ED499403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Position on Response to Intervention (RTI): The Unique Role of Special Education and Special Educators
Division on Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children (NJ1)
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) recognizes the impact that Response to Intervention (RTI) can have on the education of all children, roles of special educators, as well as on the special education system. Special educators play an integral role and have a strong and clear identity in the RTI process. As such, this brief presents CEC's belief that any RTI process must include non-negotiable guarantees related to special education and the key role of special educators. CEC insists that RTI must be a school-wide initiative, of which special education is an integral part, and that RTI must not delay the referral of a child who is suspected of having a disability for a comprehensive evaluation. This brief presents CEC's positions on the RTI process as they relate to interventions, referral to special education, team roles, children who are twice exceptional, professional knowledge and skills, research and development, and resources.
Descriptors: Research and Development, Intervention, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Referral, Special Education, Teacher Role, Student Evaluation, Knowledge Level, Gifted
Division on Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Web site: http://www.dddcec.org
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.