Ask The Expert

Ask the Expert videos are short video clips of experts in the field addressing frequently asked questions about intensive, individualized interventions in academics and behavior.

Sarah Powell
ribbon icon What should we consider when teaching students with math difficulty? — October 2016 (8:11)
Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

Watch and listen as Sarah Powell, Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Texas at Austin, discusses key considerations when teaching students with math difficulty.

Mary Little
ribbon icon Why is data and data-based decision making such a critical part of instruction and intervention? — September 2016 (2:54)
Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

Watch and listen as Mary Little, Professor and Program Coordinator of the Department of Child, Family, and Community Services at the University of Central Florida discusses why data and data-based decision making such a critical part of instruction and intervention.

Nicole Bucka
ribbon icon What are some of the lessons learned from implementing intensive intervention at the middle or secondary level? — August 2016 (3:18)
Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

Watch and Listen as Nicole Bucka, NCII coach and MTSS professional development provider for Rhode Island discuss lessons learned from implementing intensive intervention at the middle and secondary level.

Devin Kearns
ribbon icon What do you need to consider when selecting an academic progress monitoring tool? — July 2016 (3:58)
Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

Watch and Listen as Dr. Devin Kearns, an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the Department of Education Psychology at the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut and NCII Trainer & Coach, discusses things to consider when selecting an academic progress monitoring tool.

ribbon icon How has your district emphasized a systems approach as you work to integrate DBI into schools? — June 2016 (1:43)
Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

Watch and listen as Derrick Bushon, Director of Student Services for Swartz Creek Community Schools, discusses how his district took a systems approach to integrating DBI into schools.

Lynn Fuchs
ribbon icon What advice would you provide to educators implementing intensive intervention when students are not showing progress? — May 2016 (1:20)
Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

Watch and listen as Dr. Lynn Fuchs, Nicholas Hobbs Professor of Special Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University and Senior Advisor to the National Center on Intensive Intervention, shares advice for teachers who are implementing intensive interventions with students who are not showing progress.

Ellen Reinhardt
ribbon icon What conditions need to be in place for effective intensive intervention implementation? — April 2016 (2:01)
Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

Watch and listen as Ellen Reinhardt, MTSS Technical Assistance Provider in Rhode Island and NCII Coach, discusses conditions that are necessary for effective and sustainable implementation of intensive intervention.

Devin Kearns
ribbon icon What should educators avoid doing when collecting progress monitoring data? — March 2016 (8:58)
Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

Watch and Listen as Dr. Devin Kearns, an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the Department of Education Psychology at the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut and NCII Trainer & Coach, discusses importance of consistency when selecting, administering, and scoring progress monitoring tools. 

Lynn Fuchs
ribbon icon What should educators consider when thinking about access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities? — February 2016 (1:52)
Developed By:
National Center on Intensive Intervention

Watch and listen as Dr. Lynn Fuchs, Nicholas Hobbs Professor of Special Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University and Senior Advisor to the National Center on Intensive Intervention, shares advice regarding access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities. 

Rebecca Zumeta Edmonds
How do we address the realization that a previously set goal might be unrealistic and unattainable for a student? — February 2016 (3:56)
Developed By:
Illinois Center for School Improvement

Watch and listen as Dr. Rebecca Zumeta Edmonds, Deputy Director for NCII, discusses what to consider when a goal set for a student proves to be unrealistic.

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