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Supporting Individuals with Exceptionalities


Nikolina Erhardt
Inquiry-Based
Question
Where can teachers
get assistance and
training to support
students with
exceptionalities?

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Research Data
Classroom
Parent Child Interview

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School EA

Service
Services
Research Data
Principal
Ab. Ed Classroom
Parent Child Interview School
Based
Team
Teacher
Previous Teachers
Counsellor

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District
School Psychologist

School EA

Service
Services
Research Data
Principal Speech
O.T.
Ab. Ed Classroom Language
Parent Child Interview School Counsellor
Based
Team
Teacher
Previous Teachers
Counsellor

Behavioural
Ab. Ed Teacher
Specialist

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Community Family
Paediatrician
Doctor
District
School Psychologist

School EA

Student
Services
Research Data
Principal Speech
O.T.
Ab. Ed Classroom Language
Parent Child Interview School Counsellor
Based
Team
Teacher
Previous Teachers
Counsellor

Behavioural
Ab. Ed Teacher
Specialist
Social
Services Psychiatrist

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Response to Intervention
(RTI)
RTI’s elementary principles are a

a) focus on quality school- wide instruction in order to prevent


possible challenges

(b) school wide screening and progress monitoring to identify


overall effectiveness and students who require additional support,

(c) a model with with tiers that delivers support accordingly

(d) eligibility determination consisting of identifying the required


level of individual support

(McIntosh, MacKay, Andreou , Brown, Mathews, Gietz, & Bennett, 2011)

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Response to Intervention
(RTI)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkK1bT8ls0M
RTI Resources
National Centre on Intensive Intervention Webinars

http://www.intensiveintervention.org/resources/webinars

RTI Action Network Voices from the Field

http://rtinetwork.org/voices-from-the-field

Training Module from the Centre of Response to Intervention

http://www.rti4success.org/resources/training-modules

Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities: A Guide for Teachers

http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/specialed/docs/learning_disabilities_guide.pdf
Roots of Empathy
Roots of Empathy is an evidence-
based classroom program that has
shown a significant decrease in
aggression and increasing the
social/ emotional skills and
developing empathy (Roots of
Empathy, n.d.)

The focus of the program is


emotional literacy and training in
empathy

Mary Gordon TEDx Talk

http://tedxgabriolaisland.ca/
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Social/Emotional Resources
PATHS

Objective is to teach students…

“(1) to become less impulsive


and more planful in their social
interactions, and”

“(2) to recruit language to


regulate behaviour and
communicate effectively with
others” (as cited in PATHS,
2015).

PATHS Website http://


www.pathseducation.com/what-
is-paths/paths-curriculum
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Social/Emotional Resources
MindUP

Is a research-based training
program for education
professionals to help students

There is a curriculum that


includes 15 lessons based on
neuroscience

Students are taught to self-


regulate behaviour and
“mindfully engage in focused
concentration required for
academic success.
MindUP™” (Hawnfoundation, 2015)

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Resources
Crisis Prevention Institute: Nonviolent Crisis
Intervention Training Program

http://www.crisisprevention.com/Training-and-
Events/Nonviolent-Crisis-Intervention-Training-
Prog-334?country=US

Ministry of Education Special Education

http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/specialed/
sped_res_docs.htm
References
Atlas Initiative. (2008). Response to intervention: A tiered approach to instructing all students. Retrieved
from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkK1bT8ls0M

Intervention Central. (2015). Response to intervention – RTI resources. Retrieved from http://
www.interventioncentral.org

McIntosh, K., MacKay, L.D., Andreou, T., Brown, J.A., Mathews1, S., Gietz, C., and Bennett, J.L. (2011).
Response to intervention in Canada: Definitions, the evidence base, and future directions. Canadian Journal of
School Psychology, 26(1 ) 1 8–43. Retrieved from http://www.sd68.bc.ca/edocuments/sss/rti_/rtiresearch_/
rtiincanadadefi/RTIinCanadaDefinitions,theEvidenceBase,andFutureDirections.pdf

National Centre on Response to Intervention. (2012). The ABCs of RTI in elementary school: A guide for
families. Retrieved from http://www.rti4success.org/sites/default/files/The%20ABCs%20of%20RTI%20in
%20Elementary%20School.pdf

RTI Network. (2015). Tiered instruction and intervention in a response-to-intervention model. Retrieved
from http://www.rtinetwork.org/essential/tieredinstruction/tiered-instruction-and-intervention-rti-model

Roots of Empathy. (2013). Roots of empathy in british columbia. Retrieved from http://
www.rootsofempathy.org/en/where-we-are/canada/british-columbia.html

The Hawn Foundation. (2015). MindUP. Retrieved from http://thehawnfoundation.org/mindup/