Special Education Referral Process ( 2. Differentiate Instructions for…
Special Education Referral Process
Set up parent-teacher-student conferences to better understand children's situation, update how they are improving, setting new goals or reflecting on their progress towards achieving goals.
Frequently communicate with parents regarding to his/hers daily performance.
Provide schedule to the parents and reinforce similar practice at home.
Set up a plan that can connect home and school which makes sure parents are align with the teacher.
Less motivation (refuse to learning or join the activity)
Has no interest in learning
Always by himself, don't have friend to play with
Always be bullied/teethed by other students
Always having conflict with others
Low self-management abilities behavior
(eg. below average temper control)
2. Differentiate Instructions
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Divide groups based on learning ability
Frequent concept check
Scaffolding - breaking up the learning into chunks and then providing a tool, or structure, with each chunk.
Choose activities based on their levels
Ensure they get the necessary help they need
Set up different expectations on learning
Learn from peers to incorporate differentiated instruction
Teaching content in a new or multi-model style
After trying various interventions, but his/her behavior or learning requirement are not met over a month and cannot find the root cause of the problem. Circumstances like that, students need to be referred to special education service after having them speak to school counselor and involving their parents.
Receive Special-Outside Referral, take psychological education test through outside agency, and having a formal Individual Plan and corporate with school to implement it.
Response to Intervention (RTI)
(RTI is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs.)
(RTI Action Network, 2010)
Three Tiers of Response to Intervention (RTI) instruction
Tier 1: All class - all children receive high-quality, scientifically based instruction provided by qualified personnel to ensure that their difficulties are not due to inadequate instruction.
Tier 2: Specialized group focus - Students not making adequate progress in the regular classroom in Tier 1 are provided with increasingly intensive instruction matched to their needs on the basis of levels of performance and rates of progress. Intensity varies across group size, frequency and duration of intervention, and level of training of the professionals providing instruction or intervention.
Tier 3: Intensive Services (special education services) - Students who do not achieve the desired level of progress in response to these targeted interventions are then referred for a comprehensive evaluation and considered for eligibility for special education services
Four Core Elements of RIT
(Jan Hasbrouck, 2013)
Collaboration with home
RTI Action Network. (2010). What Is RTI?. Available:
. Last accessed 3rd Apr 2018.
Jan Hasbrouck. (2013). Response to Intervention (RTI): Core concepts of RTI. Available:
. Last accessed 3rd Apr 2018.
If your students have above issues, please follow the step based on RTI to help them.