Visit a local school and see how the Response to Intervention procedure is organized.
Conduct interviews with the site administrator and a service provider (e.g., teacher) to find out
the types of interventions used, the duration of the interventions, and the process that follows
once the interventions have been in place for a reasonable period of time. Find out their plan
of action for non-responders. This is very INFORMAL; interviews may even be conducted
online or over the phone, just so long as you get a clear indication of how PBIS is utilized and
more than enough information to complete Part 2. You may want to ask the questions below
during the interview/class visits. A summary of this experience is required in Part 2.
Classroom Students are not necessary to complete this assignment
Part 2: Think and Apply
You will write a 2.5 – 3 page paper on your experiences from part one, chapter readings,
and professional /personal engagement.
First, provide an overview defining and summarizing the rationale for using Response to
Intervention. In this overview address the following: (1) critical components essential for PBIS;
(2) an explanation of different tiers of intervention and; (3) detailed summary of Part One
classroom visit or interview; please include name/address of school, name of professionals
interviewed and/or questioned. This overview should be a minimum of one-page.
Next, you will answer the following questions in narrative form, supplementing answers with
information gleaned from Part One, personal/professional experiences, and chapter reading
from the textbook.
- How are PBIS models different from previous behavior models used in the school?
- Describe the benefits of PBIS.
- What are the roles of administrator, the special education and general education teacher
in schools that utilizes the PBIS and parents?
- Discuss the interrelation between IDEA (special education), ADA (504 accommodations),
- How should families be involved in an PBIS model?