CEC 2016 Strand G: Intensive Intervention 2.0: Integrating for Intensity, Learning from Implementation, and Refining our Understanding of Evidence

Developed By: National Center on Intensive Intervention

NCII presented a strand at Center for Exceptional Children (CEC) 2016 Convention and Expo. The strand, Intensive Intervention 2.0: Integrating for Intensity, Learning from Implementation, and Refining our Understanding of Evidence, discuss lessons learned from NCII’s support for implementation of intensive intervention within a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) framework. The strand addresses (a) the integration of academic and behavioral intervention to support students with diverse learning needs; (b) successes and challenges observed by school and district leaders attempting to implement intensive intervention in high-needs schools, and; (c) considerations for understanding standards of evidence and identifying appropriate interventions and strategies across tiers of an MTSS system.

Session 1: But They Need Everything! Keys to Providing Integrated Academic and Behavioral Intervention

Presented by Amy Peterson, American Institutes for Research, NCII Technical Assistance Liaison; Lee Kern, Lehigh University, NCII Senior Advisor; and T. Christopher Riley-Tillman, University of Missouri, NCII Trainer; Lou Danielson, American Institutes for Research, NCII Director.

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Session 2: Boots on the Ground: Perspectives from District and School Leaders Implementing Intensive Intervention

Presented by Teri Marx, American Institutes for Research, NCII Technical Assistance Liaison; Derrick Bushon, Swartz Creek School District, NCII District Contact; Nicole Bucka, Northern Rhode Island Collaborative, NCII Coach; Melinda Gross, Lange Middle School, DBI Team Member; and Mary Anne Wolfmeyer, Blue Ridge Elementary School, DBI Team Member.

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Session 3: Understanding and Operationalizing Evidence-Based Practices within Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

Presented by Allison Gruner Gandhi, American Institutes for Research, NCII Knowledge Production Coordinator; Lynn Holdheide, American Institutes for Research, Center on Great Teachers and Leaders; Rebecca Zumeta Edmonds, American Institutes for Research, NCII Deputy Director; and Chris Lemons, Vanderbilt University, NCII Senior Advisor.

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