Meet the 1st Queen of Literacy, Dr. Linda Nash!

Oct 21, 2014 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP

Dr. Linda NashDr. Linda Nash, Supervisor of Federal Programs/Grants in Cookeville, TN, has been crowned our first Queen of Literacy. She received 24% of all the votes cast (5,472!) and has won an all-expense paid trip to our National Circle of Learning Conference (virtual registration now open)! I caught up with Dr. Nash by phone to learn more about her life as an educator.

Assessing ELLs for Special Education: 5 Pitfalls to Avoid

Aug 19, 2014 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP

Assessing ELLs for special educationWhen educating English language learners who are struggling, how do you know when it’s time for a special education referral? How can you be sure you are assessing ELLs fairly, not mixing up linguistic and cultural diversity with cognitive ability and intellectual functioning?

Monitoring Progress in RTI: The Importance of Targeted Intervention

Dec 10, 2013 by Chris Weber, Ed.D
RtI and the practices associated with it are among the most research-proven strategies a school can engage. But just implementing RtI-based practices is not enough. We must ensure that RtI is resulting in improved student outcomes.

As Classrooms Become More Diverse, How Do We Help All Students Grow?

Aug 27, 2013 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

The pressure on educators to meet state guidelines and community expectations is mounting. Find out how breakthrough interventions can help diverse student populations succeed.

Response to Intervention and Special Ed Stats: Progress Report

May 7, 2013 by Norene Wiesen
Very few learners who enter special ed ever exit—only about 3%. The Response to Intervention model seeks to change that statistic. How has it performed so far?

RTI is a Verb

Jan 22, 2013 by Chris Weber, Ed.D

Dr. Chris Weber explains how Response to Intervention (RTI) has been over-complicated.

Fast ForWord® Language Series Has Greatest Impact of Any Intervention Listed by NCRTI

Sep 22, 2011 by Norene Wiesen

VIDEO: The Fast ForWord Language Series had the greatest impact and the largest positive effect of any intervention listed by the National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI). Get the details here.

Intensive Intervention Tier 3: What leads to the need?

Jan 20, 2011 by Terri Zezula
Is it really a learning disability or just trouble reading?  Bring struggling readers back into the mainstream and free up tier 3 interventions for students who truly need them.