What are some things to consider when a student doesn’t respond to the validated intervention platform?

Question: What are some things to consider when a student doesn’t respond to the validated intervention platform?

Answer: When making an adjustment to the intervention platform, don’t throw out the validated platform. Instead, be inventive and problem solve with your fellow teachers to come up with a meaningful but doable adjustment to that program. Ask yourself, does the student need smaller group size or additional intervention time? Or instruction on additional or other foundational skills? Or fluency work to automatize the subtasks of a complex strategy? Or introduction of an alternative strategy for achieving a performance standard? Don’t just teach the same strategy multiple times. Also you can consider adding support to improve on task behavior and motivation to persevere and produce accurate work. And see if instruction to support transfer back to the classroom would be useful. 

This is the second video in a four-part video series from Dr. Lynn Fuchs.  View the first, third, and fourth videos.  

Find additional considerations for intensification strategies by reviewing this handout or watching the webinar, So What do I do Now? Strategies for Intensifying Intervention when Standard Approaches Don’t Work

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National Center on Intensive Intervention