RTI/SLD Series: A Response to Intervention Approach to SLD Determination

Cross-Disciplinary Problem-Solving and Decision-Making within a Tiered System and SLD Eligibility

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Session Dates

Friday February 28, 2020 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM


Cross-disciplinary teams who are vested in MTSS Implementation often struggle with making complex decisions based upon the data collected within Tiers 1, 2 and/or 3, as it relates to determining Responsiveness to Intervention (RTI) and whether to proceed with the SLD eligibility process. This session will review regulations, research and best practices in SLD identification, to include a case study illustration, frequently asked questions regardless of the approach a given school uses (RTI or Ability-Achievement Discrepancy) and ER sample language.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify practices and processes that align with legal mandates and regulation regardless of the approach a given LEA is using
  2. Define Best Practices and Research in SLD Identification
  3. Compare case study illustration and ER language to current practices through review and discussion

Target Audience

Cross-Disciplinary MTSS Core Teams, Tiered Providers, Reading Specialists, School Psychologists, Special Education Teachers, General and Special Education Administrators

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant, Dr. Tim Runge

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp


Jennifer Collins