Identifying specific learning disability: is responsiveness to intervention the answer?

  title={Identifying specific learning disability: is responsiveness to intervention the answer?},
  author={Kenneth A. Kavale},
  journal={Journal of learning disabilities},
  volume={38 6},
Responsiveness to intervention (RTI) is being proposed as an alternative model for making decisions about the presence or absence of specific learning disability. I argue that there are many questions about RTI that remain unanswered, and radical changes in proposed regulations are not warranted at this time. Many fundamental issues related to RTI are unresolved, and a better strategy may be to more rigorously implement existing identification criteria (e.g., discrepancy and psychological… CONTINUE READING

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