Valuable website for supporting intensive academic and behavior interventions
It’s great to have training on intensive interventions. It’s even better to have a resource you can access to support your interventions in the field. One such resource is the National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII). http://www.intensiveintervention.org/
The NCII is a project between American Institutes for Research and the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Its purpose is to, “to build district and school capacity to support implementation of data-based individualization in reading, mathematics, and behavior for students with severe and persistent learning and/or behavioral needs.” They focus on data-based individualization (DBI) for students.
Here are a few tools they have that might support your work:
- A school level self-assessment for capacity building around implementing DBI for grades K-6 (see http://bit.ly/1YF976y)
- DBI training modules that are designed to support implementation of intensive supports. You’ll find a wide variety of topics from academic progress monitoring to supporting students with serve and persistent needs. They also have a variety of webinars associated with these materials (see http://bit.ly/1jtpj97)
- Examples of how to connect core instruction with multi-tiered systems of support (see http://bit.ly/1QbBw1g). It also includes specific lesson plans examples and activities (see http://bit.ly/1sp3Br2 )
- Overviews of tools for monitoring academic and behavior progress (see http://bit.ly/1YF976y )
- They also have searchable key words for specific topics. For example, they have a master list of resources for supporting student behavior (see http://bit.ly/1XEiXU3)
You can sign up for their newsletter on their home page to receive free updates. I invite you to take a tour of their website (see http://bit.ly/1X2v6ln) to see how it might support your efforts. I already have heard from former students that this site includes valuable resources that helps their work with students with intense needs.