What is Intensive Intervention?

Current education accountability initiatives require that all students make progress toward academic proficiency standards, including students with disabilities who often have challenging learning needs.  In honor of Learning Disabilities/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Disability Awareness Month, the directors from two Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) discussed how intensive intervention can help these students make progress. Dr. Lou Danielson and Dr.

Do you have questions about data-based individualization and implementing intensive intervention for students with severe and persistent academic and behavioral needs? In this webinar, expert panelists Drs. Chris Lemons, T. Chris Riley-Tillman, and Teri Marx address frequently asked questions surrounding implementation of intensive intervention. 

This document includes an overview of the data-based individualization (DBI) process. DBI is a research-based process for individualizing and intensifying interventions through the systematic use of assessment data, validated interventions, and research-based adaptation strategies. The handout provides a graphic representation of this process and an overview of the 5 steps of the DBI process. 

This Module, the second in a series on intensive intervention, offers information on making data-based instructional decisions. Specifically, the resource discusses collecting and analyzing progress monitoring and diagnostic assessment data. Developed in collaboration with the National Center on Intensive Intervention at American Institutes for Research and the CEEDAR Center, this resource is designed for individuals who will be implementing intensive interventions (e.g., special education teachers, reading specialists, interventionists).

This Module, first in a series of two, overviews data-based individualization and provides information about adaptations for intensifying and individualizing instruction. Developed in collaboration with the National Center on Intensive Intervention at American Institutes for Research and the CEEDAR Center, this resource is designed for individuals who will be implementing intensive interventions (e.g., special education teachers, reading specialists, interventionists).

Watch our web tour to learn about the tools and resources available on the NCII website and how to navigate the site to find the resources you are looking for. The web tour highlights interactive DBI graphic on the homepage and walks users through the main areas of the site: Resources, Tools Charts, Implementation Support, Instructional Support, and About Us. 

The purpose of this module is to introduce schools interested in implementing intensive intervention to the infrastructure needed to implement data-based individualization (DBI). The module includes presentation slides with integrated activities and handouts to help teams determine their readiness and develop an action plan for implementation. Participants should include the school’s principal and the core team likely to lead DBI implementation.

NCII presented a Strand at CEC 2014 Convention and Expo focused on intensive intervention.

This report presents findings from an exploratory study of how five high-performing districts, which we refer to as NCII’s knowledge development sites, defined and implemented intensive intervention. The findings offer lessons that other schools and districts can use when planning for, implementing and working to sustain their own initiatives to provide intensive intervention for students with the most severe and persistent learning and/or behavioral needs.

This series of training modules developed by NCII is aimed at district or school teams involved in initial planning or implementation of data-based individualization (DBI) as a framework for providing intensive intervention in academics and behavior. The modules provide an overview of the DBI process and more in-depth exploration of the various components of DBI. Each module is intended as a component of comprehensive professional development that includes supplemental coaching and ongoing support. The modules should be delivered by a trained, knowledgeable professional.

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