Response to Intervention
Response to Intervention (RTI) is a program provided through the school to assist students who are struggling academically, behaviorally, or with speech. The RTI committee meets with teachers and parents to develop an intervention plan to help those in need, specifically targeting the areas in need of growth. If your child is struggling academically and you would like to support their learning at home, below is a reference sheet of online learning activities. Most are game-based and a fun way to reinforce what is being taught in class.If your child is struggling with behavior, it is likely that the RTI committee will discuss creating a positive behavior reward chart. This is a way to focus on the good things a child does and to encourage the positive behavior choices instead of only giving consequences for negative behaviors. Behavior RTI students often receive small group or individual counseling during school as well to reinforce the appropriate behavior expectations and individualized goals. If you have concerns about your child's behavior, feel free to contact the counseling office or visit with your child's teacher.
For speech concerns, the RTI committee is likely to begin with recommending some in-class and at-home exercises to help the student tackle their particular speech struggle. Our Garden Ridge Elementary Speech and Language Therapist is wonderful at helping in this area.
If you are invited to attend an RTI meeting for your student at GRE, please come prepared to discuss your concerns as well as what you have done at home that has been helpful. Parents are the expert on their child! We welcome your input and feedback as we work together as a team to make sure that all of our GRE Gators are excelling academically, socially, and emotionally!