Response to Intervention and the Pyramid Model
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pyramid model, intervention, behavioral difficulties
Response to Intervention (RtI) offers a comprehensive model for the prevention of delays in learning and behavior. While this problem-solving framework was initially designed for application within Kindergarten to 12th grade programs, there is substantial research that supports the value of the model for application within early childhood programs. This paper provides an overview of RtI and discusses the Pyramid Model (Fox, Dunlap, Hemmeter, Joseph, & Strain, 2003) and its application for promoting young children’s social competence and preventing behavior challenges. This discussion is offered by the Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention (www.challengingbehavior.org) to provide guidance to early childhood professionals and program administrators as they develop policies and procedures related to the adoption of RtI.
Fox, L., Carta, J., Strain, P., Dunlap, G., & Hemmeter, M.L. (2009). Response to Intervention and the Pyramid Model. Tampa, Florida: University of South Florida, Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children.