| WHAT: ||A free webinar for K-12 educators who are involved with RTI and special education programs, and who are interested in learning practical, quantifiable ways in which districts are reducing special ed referrals and maximizing instructional resources.|
|WHO:||Dr. Chris Weber, former K-12 teacher and administrator; recognized expert on behavior, mathematics, and RTI strategies; and author of Pyramid Response to Intervention|
|WHEN:||Tues., April 23 – 4 p.m. EDT, 1 p.m. PDT|
OAKLAND, Calif., April 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to the Center for Special Education Finance, the average cost to educate a student with special needs is $19,000 a year, a significant financial responsibility for school districts, especially in these times of severe budget cuts. To address the growing numbers of students with special needs, many districts have turned to Response to Intervention (RTI). RTI is a model wherein a student is given research-based instruction and interventions, student progress is monitored, and results are used to make decisions about further intervention.
The problem, according to RTI expert and author Dr. Chris Weber, is that a wide variety of RTI models are being used, many of which are far too complicated and, thus, ineffective. So what's a school to do?
Join Dr. Weber on Tues., April 23 at 1 p.m. PDT in a webinar where he will discuss the current state of RTI and special education. He'll also share, in practical, quantifiable terms, how school districts around the country have implemented simple, but effective RTI programs, reduced special ed referrals and maximized instructional resources for all students.
The webinar is sponsored by Scientific Learning Corp. (OTCQB:SCIL), makers of the Fast ForWord® family of software products. The Fast ForWord products support the RTI model by building the cognitive skills of attention, memory, processing, and sequencing needed for reading and learning; delivering individualized, intensive daily sessions; and providing daily progress monitoring and evaluation.
The webinar is free, but registration is required. Go to: http://www.scilearn.com/company/webinars/realtime.php
CONTACT: Media inquiries: Leslie Eicher, Eicher Communications Inc. 314-965-1776 Leslie@EicherCommunications.com
Source:Scientific Learning Corporation