Designing and Delivering Intervention for Students with Severe and Persistent Academic Needs (DBI Training Series Module 7)

Developed By: National Center on Intensive Intervention

This module discusses approaches to intensifying academic interventions for students with severe and persistent learning needs. The module describes how intensification fits into DBI process and introduces four categories of intensification practices. It uses examples to illustrate concepts and provides activities to support development of teams’ understanding of these practices, and how they might be used to design effective individualized programs for students with intensive needs.

The module is intended to be delivered by a trained, knowledgeable professional. It includes a PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes and handouts. A coaching guide, intended for coaches supporting school or district implementation of DBI, is also included and provides suggested activities to facilitate planning and application of training content. This module is part of the DBI Training Series. Click here to view the entire series.

The Center has also developed a collection of sample lesson's and activities that are intended to assist special education teachers, interventionists, and others working with students with intensive needs. The materials include intervention guidance, sample activities, and materials necessary to complete the activities. They are not intended to be used as an intervention, but can provide support for developing and customizing lessons to meet student needs. Click here to the sample lessons and activities for mathematics