What is the problem solving process and what might we need to consider to when implementing the process within a DBI model?

Question: What is the problem solving process and what might we need to consider to when implementing the process within a DBI model? 

Answer: With the DBI model the individualization piece is the essential component. So its tailoring interventions and data collection efforts to an individual student, an individual problem, which requires again, some sort of mechanism, some sort of process for identifying and analyzing the problem, as well as developing an intervention, selecting an evidence-based practice to address the problem, as well as collecting appropriate baseline data and progress monitoring throughout that process. Within that model again you have to have a mechanism for doing the individual analysis of the problem. Typically in buildings this is accomplished through some sort of problem solving team. Those take a variety of different names and forms: student support teams, care teams, data teams. The general idea is to look at data and look at a student issue in relation to that data, and guide your future practices. I personally like to advocate for consistency in those processes across any tier within a multi-tiered system of support framework, RTI model, whatever name you want to place on it. Again, when you look at problem solving processes, there are different names and different faces for the problem solving activities, but kind of core components are the same.  And if you can align each one of those different tiers and processes to kind of be as consistent as possible, it’s going to allow your staff to be more efficient in their problem solving and data based individualization activities. 

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National Center on Intensive Intervention