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Posted on March 12, 2015 6:09 pm
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Haley
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Too many interventions?
A teacher has 2-3 first grade students that are struggling to read. These students receive 4 different phonics interventions from different teachers every day and still make little to no progress. The teacher is beginning to think that there may be too many interventions being but in place. Any suggestions on how to move students toward becoming more successful readers?
 
     
     
 
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Posted March 12, 2015 8:48 pm

usyvaS
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Well in my training, I was taught there should only be one intervention introduced at a time. This is because too many options for lower level learners tend to confuse students thus losing their functionality. As a suggestion, I would recommend the teacher remove all, but one intervention and implement it for about 3 weeks, probe the students on their progress, and then move forward based on the data collected.
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unuhaj
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Thanks for the comments.
  Posted on: March 13, 2015 1:58 pm

unuhaj
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Thanks for the comments.
  Posted on: March 13, 2015 2:07 pm

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Solution 2
Posted March 14, 2015 5:48 pm

PejuQe
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Only 1 intervention should be in place to ensure that students are making progress. Our district recently had a change in this regarding our RTI progress monitoring. I found myself that when too many interventions were used, the students typically made no progress.
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Posted March 13, 2015 6:19 pm

MateJa
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I see the dilemma. Sometimes the individual interventions can cause confusion for the students. Furthermore, the interventions can sometimes be contradictory of each other. Depending on the tier in which the student is placed, I would reduce the interventions, and I would ensure that the interventions are leading the student toward the same goal, which is being regularly progress monitored.
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Posted March 14, 2015 7:05 pm

aGudyS
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There are many research based strategies out there; however, not every strategy works for every student. It is pertinent that only one intervention is implemented at a time. This time period should be a minimum of 2 weeks. At this time, the teacher and other team members should decide if this implementation is helping the student progress or if another intervention should be used. My suggestion is to find a program or intervention that works based on students learning style.
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Posted March 14, 2015 1:16 am

yTaSuD
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I definitely think communication between and collaboration among those teachers is going to be essential to the lexile growth of those students. I believe that either an RTI, 504, or IEP meeting should be called with all of the teachers of those students, the special education director, and any time of remediation teacher or paraprofessional. They must do testing to identify the specific issues of the students and streamline their efforts across the students' classes to help boost their lexile levels.
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