2021-2022 MTSS EELO Series: Enhancing Early Literacy Outcomes within Tiered Systems (Grades K-2)

Tier 3 Problem-Solving: Understanding Language-Based Deficiencies and Intervening Intensively


Session Dates

Monday September 27, 2021 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM - Webinar

This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.

This session is designed to assist Tier 3 Problem-Solving Teams with understanding processes and practices characteristic of Tier 3 services and supports that include teaming, intensive intervention, assessment/interpretation, and the etiology and treatment of language-based deficiencies. During this session, practitioners will also examine the critical assessment and instructional design features required for multi-tiered intervention for language-based deficiencies that often manifest in both reading and writing difficulties. Specifically, learner profiles related to morphological/syntax-phonological-orthographic (oral and written language disabilities), phonological-orthographic (dyslexia), and orthographic-only (dysgraphia) instructional needs will be discussed and a conceptual framework for intensifying instruction (tier 3 intervention) will also be presented.


Participants will be able to …

  • Describe characteristics of effective Tier 3 supports and services
  • Identify strengths and needs of current practices relative to recommended practices
  • Explain the nature of early reading deficiencies and disabilities and effective instruction and intervention treatment methods
  • Explain how language development impacts reading and writing skill development
  • Identify characteristics and subtypes of learner profiles who are at-risk or have a language-based disorder

Target Audience

2021-2022 MTSS Enhancing Early Literacy Outcomes within Tiered Systems (EELO) Series Cohort Members as relevant to their roles and team leader's directives.

Topics Covered: Response to Intervention (RTI)

Team Presentations: Updates and Data Sharing
Location: Webinar
Registration: Open
Team Presentations: Series Wrap up and Data Sharing
Location: Webinar
Registration: Open
Using RTI for SLD Determination: New BSE Process and Tool Review!
Location: Webinar
Registration: Open
Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Kelly Kapp, at 717-901-2271, or kkapp@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Lana Edwards Santoro

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp


Jennifer Collins