As adoption of the RTI model grows, educators and administrators are eager to find resources that describe the theory behind it and provide useful guidelines for its effective implementation. Packaged in the user-friendly Essentials series format, and authored by two RTI experts, Essentials of Response to Intervention provides just that resource. This useful guide provides a concise overview of the essential features of RTI, instruction for its implementation, and post-implementation guidelines for assessing whether the program has been effective.
Amanda M. VanDerHeyden, PhD, has authored over fifty related articles and book chapters and has worked as a national trainer and consultant assisting school districts with implementation of RTI models. Dr. VanDerHeyden received the Lightner Witmer Early Career Contributions Award from Division 16 (School Psychology) of the American Psychological Association in recognition of her scholarship on early intervention, RTI, and models of databased decision-making in schools.
Matthew K. Burns, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and Coordinator of the School Psychology Program at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Burns is currently the Editor of Assessment for Effective Intervention and Editor Elect of School Psychology Review. He has published multiple books about Response to Intervention and has assisted in the implementation of RTI with dozens of school districts across many states. Dr. Burns coedited The Handbook of Response to Intervention with Dr. VanDerHeyden.