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1. New OSEP Memo on Response to Intervention (RTI) and Preschool Services

Source: Office of Special Education Programs - April 29, 2016

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has published a new memo, OSEP Memorandum 16-07 (April 29, 2016), which clarifies that states and local education agencies (LEAs) have an obligation under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to ensure that evaluations of all children suspected of having a disability, including evaluations of 3-, 4-, or 5-year-old children enrolled in preschool programs, are not delayed or denied because of implementation of a Response to Intervention (RTI) strategy. Other OSEP Memos, Dear Colleague Letters and Policy Letters are also publicly available online.

2. Journal of Early Intervention Abstracts Available Online

Source: DEC Journal of Early Intervention - December 2014

Abstracts of the following articles are now available online at http://jei.sagepub.com/content/36/4

Introduction to Special Issue on the Center on Response to Intervention in Early Childhood: Developing Evidence-Based Tools for a Multi-Tier Approach to Preschool Language and Early Literacy Instruction

Ann P. Kaiser and Mary Louise Hemmeter

The Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood: Developing Evidence-Based Tools for a Multi-Tier Approach to Preschool Language and Early Literacy Instruction

Charles R. Greenwood, Judith J. Carta, Howard Goldstein, Ruth A. Kaminski, Scott R. McConnell, and Jane Atwater

Designing a Measurement Framework for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood Programs

Scott R. McConnell, Alisha K. Wackerle-Hollman, Tracy A. Roloff, and Michael Rodriguez

Identifying Preschool Children for Higher Tiers of Language and Early Literacy Instruction Within a Response to Intervention Framework

Judith J. Carta, Charles R. Greenwood, Jane Atwater, Scott R. McConnell, Howard Goldstein, and Ruth A. Kaminski

Building a Tier 2 Intervention: A Glimpse Behind the Data

Elizabeth S. Kelley and Howard Goldstein

Development of a Tier 3 Curriculum to Teach Early Literacy Skills

Ruth A. Kaminski, Kelly A. Powell-Smith, Annie Hommel, Rose McMahon, and Katherine Bravo Aguayo

The Journal of Early Intervention (JEI) is an official publication of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children and SAGE Publications. It offers articles related to research and practice in early intervention for infants and young children with special needs and their families.

3. Forthcoming Journal of Early Intervention Abstracts Available Online

Source: DEC's Journal of Early Intervention, Online First - April 16, 2015

Abstracts of the following forthcoming articles are now available at http://jei.sagepub.com/content/early/recent. OnlineFirst provides access to articles before they are scheduled to appear in print.

Development of a Tier 3 Curriculum to Teach Early Literacy Skills

Ruth A. Kaminski, Kelly A. Powell-Smith, Annie Hommel, Rose McMahon, and Katherine Bravo Aguayo

The Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood: Developing Evidence-Based Tools for a Multi-Tier Approach to Preschool Language and Early Literacy Instruction

Charles R. Greenwood, Judith J. Carta, Howard Goldstein, Ruth A. Kaminski, Scott R. McConnell, and Jane Atwater

Building a Tier 2 Intervention: A Glimpse Behind the Data

Elizabeth S. Kelley and Howard Goldstein

The Journal of Early Intervention (JEI) is an official publication of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children and SAGE Publications. It offers articles related to research and practice in early intervention for infants and young children with special needs and their families.

4. Forthcoming Journal of Early Intervention Abstracts Available Online

Source: DEC's Journal of Early Intervention, Online First - April 7, 2015

Abstracts of the following forthcoming articles are now available at http://jei.sagepub.com/content/early/recent. OnlineFirst provides access to articles before they are scheduled to appear in print.

Designing a Measurement Framework for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood Programs

Scott R. McConnell, Alisha K. Wackerle-Hollman, Tracy A. Roloff, and Michael Rodriguez

Identifying Preschool Children for Higher Tiers of Language and Early Literacy Instruction Within a Response to Intervention Framework

Judith J. Carta, Charles R. Greenwood, Jane Atwater, Scott R. McConnell, Howard Goldstein, and Ruth A. Kaminski

The Journal of Early Intervention (JEI) is an official publication of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children and SAGE Publications. It offers articles related to research and practice in early intervention for infants and young children with special needs and their families.

5. New Paper on Response to Intervention (RTI) in Early Childhood Released

Source: Division for Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children - February 12, 2013

On February 12, 2013, the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and the National Head Start Association (NHSA) announced the release of their jointly-developed paper, Frameworks for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood: Description and Implications (2013). The joint paper was developed to: (1) provide clarification and guidance on the relationship of RTI frameworks to the unique context of early childhood programs serving children from birth until school entry; (2) help to dispel misunderstandings and misconceptions related to RTI in early childhood; and (3) promote a broader understanding and discussion of the topic.

6. Frameworks for RTI in Early Childhood Education - Comments Requested

Source: National Association for the Education of Young Children - June 28, 2012

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is seeking input from the public on Frameworks for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood Education: Description and Implications. This new paper is being developed collaboratively by NAEYC, the Division for Early Childhood, and the National Head Start Association. There are considerable controversies and misconceptions about the use of RTI in early childhood education and the associations' intent is for this paper to serve as a resource that will inform the conversations regarding RTI in ECE, addressing the controversies and misconceptions. Please submit comments and feedback by July 12, 2012.

7. New Concept Paper on Response to Intervention (RTI) in Early Childhood

Source: National Professional Development Center on Inclusion - January 31, 2012

The National Professional Development Center on Inclusion (NPDCI) has published a new concept paper, Response to Intervention (RTI) in Early Childhood: Building Consensus on the Defining Features (January 2012), which provides a framework for thinking about the meaning of RTI in early childhood and outlines important considerations for early care and education programs that choose to adopt and implement RTI. It was developed with input from national experts and key stakeholders gathered over a two-year period (2009-2011). Additional information and resources are available on NPDCI's Response to Intervention in Early Childhood (RTI-EC) Webpage.

8. Online Forum on Implementing RTI in Early Childhood Settings: National, State, and Program Perspectives

Source: RTI Action Network - November 17, 2011

On November 17, 2011 the RTI Action Network released a new RTI National Online Forum, Implementing Response to Intervention in Early Childhood Settings: National, State, and Program Perspectives. The 80-minute webcast features four nationally recognized experts in RTI who provide guidance on establishing multi-tiered systems of support for young children, an overview of the essential components of RTI, new instructional strategies, policy considerations, emerging approaches to measurement, and the supports needed for success. It is available at http://www.rtinetwork.org/professional/forums-and-webinars/forums/rti-national-online-forum-implementing-response-to-intervention-in-early-childhood-settings

9. New Response to Intervention in Early Childhood (RTI-EC) Resources Available

Source: National Professional Development Center on Inclusion - February 14, 2011

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children (DEC), and the National Head Start Association (NHSA) are collaborating to develop a joint position statement on Response to Intervention in Early Childhood (RTI-EC). In 2009-2010, leaders of the three organizations, with support from the National Professional Development Center on Inclusion, held eight public forums and two additional meetings, one with a group of National Experts, and another with a joint DEC-NAEYC-NHSA Work Group. A resource list and summaries of the meetings are now available online at http://npdci.fpg.unc.edu/resources/articles/RTI-EC. Later in 2011, a draft of the position statement will be posted at this Web site for national input. Contact Camille Catlett if you have any questions about thte process (camille.catlett@unc.edu or 919/966-6635).

10. Interview with Lead Researchers on Response to Intervention in Early Childhood

Source: Institute of Education Sciences - May 21, 2010

The May 2010 newsletter from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) features an interview with Judith Carta and Charles Greenwood, two lead researchers from the Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood (CRTIEC) that began in July 2008. CRTIEC is a 5-year project focused on developing and evaluating Response to Intervention (RtI) models for young children in order to increase the number of young children who enter school with knowledge and skill in early literacy and language. To learn more, read the interview online at http://ies.ed.gov/whatsnew/newsletters/?index=roundncser

11. Recognition & Response - Webinar and Online Discussion

Source: Recognition and Response Project and National Professional Development Center for Inclusion - September 23, 2009

On Wednesday, September 30, 2009, from 2:00-3:30 pm ET, the Recognition and Response (R&R) Project at the FPG Child Development Institute will host a webinar entitled, Recognition & Response: Findings from the First Implementation Study, presented by Virginia Buysse and Ellen Peisner-Feinberg. The webinar will focus on the results of the first study to evaluate the use of R&R in pre-k classrooms and the educational benefits for children's language and literacy development. Recognition & Response (R&R) is a Response to Intervention (RTI) model designed for use with pre-k children. To register for this event, go to https://admin.acrobat.com/_a992899727/randr/event/registration.html

In advance of this webinar, the National Professional Development Center for Inclusion is hosting an online discussion entitled Research Evidence on Recognition and Response (R&R). Is there any evidence that Recognition & Response (R&R) benefits pre-k children in language and literacy? Join Virginia Buysse and Ellen Peisner-Feinberg to share your experiences, comments and questions at http://community.fpg.unc.edu/discussions/blog-speaking-of-inclusion/research-evidence-on-recognition-and-response?=NECTAC

12. New Paper on Response to Intervention and the Pyramid Model

Source: Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children - Retrieved July 24, 2009

Response to Intervention (RtI) offers a comprehensive model for the prevention of delays in learning and behavior. Although it was initially designed for K-12 programs, research supports the value of using the model within early childhood programs. The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) has published a new paper, Response to Intervention and the Pyramid Model (2009), which provides guidance to early childhood programs as they develop policies and procedures related to the adoption of RtI. It is available online at http://www.challengingbehavior.org//do/resources/papers.htm

13. Webinar on Applying RTI to Preschool Settings

Source: National Center for Learning Disabilities - May 12, 2009

On May 20, 2009 at 1 p.m. EST, the National Center for Learning Disabilities will host a webinar on applying Response to Intervention (RTI) to preschool settings. The webinar will be co-hosted by Mary Ruth Coleman and Froma Roth, authors of the recently published report, Roadmap to Pre-K RTI: Applying RTI to Preschool Settings. They will walk participants through the Roadmap and offer additional resources related to Pre-K RTI implementation.

To register and learn more go to https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/schedule/display.do?udc=ytcgdc898lcu
To read the related report go to http://www.rtinetwork.org/images/stories/learn/roadmaptoprekrti.pdf

14. 2nd TACSEI Webinar Recording and Materials Available Online

Source: Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children - February 27, 2009

The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) recently conducted its second webinar, entitled Using a Response to Intervention (RTI) Framework to Promote Young Children's Social Development: The Teaching Pyramid Model (February, 2009), by Phil Strain, Lise Fox and Judith Carta. The discussion includes an overview of the RtI framework, the use of screening and ongoing assessment with the model, implementation of the Pyramid Model as RtI to address social development and behavior, and a discussion of the benefits and challenges associated with the implementation of RtI in early childhood programs. Materials are available online at http://www.challengingbehavior.org/explore/webinars/2.23.2009_tacsei_webinar.htm

15. New Report on Pre-K Response to Intervention

Source: National Center for Learning Disabilities - Retrieved February 27, 2009

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) has released a new report entitled Roadmap to Pre-K RTI: Applying Response to Intervention in Preschool Settings (2009), by Mary Ruth Coleman, Tracey West, and Froma Roth. The report provides information on key components of Response to Intervention (RTI) frameworks in preschool settings, how they relate to RTI in K-12 settings, examples of early models in the field (CO, DC, FL, IL, KS and MD), and resources for implementation and policy recommendations. It is available online at http://www.rtinetwork.org/images/stories/learn/roadmaptoprekrti.pdf

16. Recording of 1st TACSEI Webinar and Registration for 2nd TACSEI Webinar Available Online

Source: Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children - February 12, 2009

The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) recently conducted its first webinar titled Implementing and Sustaining Effective Programs and Services that Promote Good Social, Emotional & Behavioral Outcomes for Young Children with Special Needs: Part 1 of 2, presented by Karen Blase, Barbara Smith and Roxane Kaufmann. The recording of this event and all of the accompanying resources are now available online at http://www.challengingbehavior.org/explore/webinars/1.29.2009_tacsei_webinar.htm

TACSEI's second Webinar, entitled Using a Response to Intervention (RTI) Framework to Promote Young Children's Social Competence and Address Challenging Behavior, presented by Phil Strain, Lise Fox and Judith Carta, will take place on February 23, 2009, from 3:30 to 5:00 pm EST. To register for this free webinar go to http://www.challengingbehavior.org/do/tacsei_webinars/using_rti_framework_registration.htm. Space is limited and registrations will no longer be accepted once capacity is reached.

17. July Issue of NASBE's Journal, the State Education Standard, Explores a Pre-K to 3 Vision for Early Learning

Source: National Association of State Boards of Education - Retrieved August 8, 2008

The July 2008 issue of the State Education Standard, the policy journal of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), explores issues related to the topic of early childhood education and improving the connections between early education and the K-3 system. Feature articles include:

The entire issue is available online at http://www.nasbe.org/index.php/pub-archive/journal-archive/45-standard/426-promoting-a-pre-k-to-three-vision-for-early-learning.

18. Grant Notice - National Research and Development Center on Response to Intervention in Early Childhood Special Education

Source: Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education - May 17, 2007

The Institute of Education Sciences' National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) has recently released the following FY 2008 Request for Applications:

19. New Training Materials on IDEA 2004

Source: NICHCY - April 24, 2007

The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) recently published the following two new training modules as part of its Building the Legacy Training Curriculum on IDEA 2004:

  • Module 6, Early Intervening Services and Response to Intervention
  • Module 12, The IEP Team: Who is a Member?
Each module includes a PowerPoint slide show to use in training sessions, detailed discussions of IDEA for trainers, and handouts for audience participants. They are available at http://www.nichcy.org/Laws/IDEA/Pages/BuildingTheLegacy.aspx

20. Grant Opportunities - FY 2008 IES Research Requests for Applications Now Available

Source: Institute of Education Sciences - April 6, 2007

The FY 2008 Research Requests for Applications from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) are now available online. Both the National Center for Special Education Research and the National Center for Education Research are now accepting applications on topics such as Early Childhood Programs and Policies; Early Intervention, Early Childhood Special Education and Assessment Research; Reading, Writing, and Language Development Special Education Research; Serious Behavior Disorders Special Education Research; Individualized Education Programs and Individualized Family Service Plans Research; Autism Spectrum Disorders Research; Response to Intervention Research; and Related Services Special Education Research. Submission deadlines are July 26, 2007 and November 1, 2007.

To view the FY 2008 Special Education Research Request for Applications (84.324A and B) go to http://ies.ed.gov/funding/pdf/2008324.pdf
To view the FY 2008 Education Research Request for Applications (84.305A and B) go to http://ies.ed.gov/funding/pdf/2008305.pdf [see pgs. 33-36 for Early Childhood Programs and Practices]

In addition, the Institute of Education Sciences supports predoctoral and postdoctoral research training programs that are funded through its National Center for Education Research and the National Center for Special Education Research. Complete information is available at http://ies.ed.gov/funding/

21. FY 2007 Competitions for Grants to Support Special Education Research Announced

Source: Federal Register: March 22, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 55)

On March 22, 2006, the Director of the Institute of Education Sciences announced the Institute's FY 2007 competitions for grants to support education research. The Institute will conduct five research competitions in FY 2007 through three of its National Education Centers. The National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) will hold two of these competitions.

Under the first competition, NCSER will consider only applications that address one of the following special education research topics:

  • Early Intervention, Early Childhood Special Education, and Assessment for Young Children with Disabilities.
  • Mathematics and Science Education.
  • Reading, Writing, and Language Development.
  • Serious Behavior Disorders.
  • Assessment for Accountability.
Under the second competition, NCSER will consider only applications that address one of the following special education research topics:
  • Individualized Education Programs and Individualized Family Service Plans.
  • Teacher Quality and Quality of Other Service Providers for Students with Disabilities.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Response to Intervention.
  • Secondary and Transition Services.
For complete information on these two competitions, as well as the other three competitions go to http://www2.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2006-1/032206a.html

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