Required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Response to Intervention (RtI) is one of the multi-faceted approaches to identifying educational interventions that assist students. “Response to Intervention (RTI) is a general education, prevention model to limit or prevent academic failure for students who are having difficulty learning by providing “scientific research-based interventions” to bring students up to grade level achievement. Each tier in RTI provides increasingly individualized instruction, continuous monitoring of progress to calculate gains, and criteria for changing interventions and/or tiers through a team decision-making process” (Retrieved from https://ldaamerica.org/advocacy/lda-position-papers/response-to-intervention-rti/).
• Introduction to RtI
• RtI in reading and writing
• Legal aspects
• Dr. Bridgette Johnson, Montgomery Public Schools
“I am deeply committed to working towards closing the achievement gaps that exist in Alabama’s schools. My primary goals are to improve student performance, enhance teacher efficacy and influence climate and culture in Montgomery Public Schools. My ultimate goals are to become a leader in the area of curriculum, instruction and assessment and utilize my leadership skills to develop, articulate, implement and steward a vision with the intent of improving teaching and learning while building a positive climate culture. I believe that if provided the opportunity, I can make a significant difference in the academic performance and social skills of our next generation” (Retrieved from https://www.linkedin.com/in/bridgette-johnson-36772046).
• Ms. Sherry Campbell, Auburn University Montgomery
• Nancy E. Anderson, Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program
“In addition to serving as ADAP’s associate director, Nancy chairs the agency’s Children’s Advocacy Team, coordinating its individual case and systems-change work, conducting outreach on disability rights issues, and representing young clients on a variety of issues including mental health access, special education, juvenile justice, and Medicaid. Nancy graduated from Wellesley College (MA) in 1983 with degrees in Psychology and American Studies. She received her law degree from Rutgers University in 1999. She and her husband Robert are empty-nesters after having raised three children. Nancy is a transplant to Alabama; she moved here from her home state of New Jersey and joined ADAP in 2000” (Retrieved from http://adap.ua.edu/adap-staff.html).
Day & Date: Friday, March 3, 2017
Location: Faulkner University, Harris Hall
• LDA-AL Members $25
• Non-members $30
• Students not eating lunch: Free (Student ID required)
Registration at location: 7:45 am – 8:15 am
Program: 8:15 am – 3:15 pm
Register online at: https://www.faulkner.edu/undergrad/student-life/living-on-campus/student-services/project-key-for-disabilities/lda-spring-conference-sign-up/
Professional development credits available
Please make checks or PO payable to LDA-Alabama and mail to:
Harriette H. Dorosin
Learning Disability Program Manager
Easter Seals Central Alabama
2125 East South Boulevard
Montgomery, AL 36116
Phone number: 334-387-3276
Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by February 17, 2017 to Dr. Rachele Schafer,
phone number 334-386-7185 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.