School Law: Response to Intervention (RTI) and Child Find (EDU489P)

Presented By: Lori Kirsch Goodwin , Esq., Hope N. Kirsch , Esq.
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Event Details
  • Pre-recorded Webinar
  • 60 minutes
  • Wed, April 11, 2018
Event Description

Understand How to Use the RTI Model, and its Relationship to Child Find

Response to Intervention (RTI) is a comprehensive assessment and intervention process that schools use to identify at-risk students and monitor the academic progress of all general education students. RTI is also a practice of applying student’s performance data to educational decisions. Understanding the RTI process and Child Find can be daunting.

In this session, two nationally recognized special education attorneys Lori Kirsch-Goodwin, Esq. and Hope N. Kirsch, Esq. will provide a comprehensive overview of tiered interventions and Child Find obligations of schools. Lori and Hope will provide a comprehensive overview of the RTI process and of Child Find. This session will help schools understand how to use the RTI model, and its relationship to Child Find.

Avoid getting into hot water by relying exclusively on RTI – understand the difference between RTI and Child Find, how they exist co-extensively, and how RTI overlaps with the Child Find obligations of schools.

Session Highlights

In this session, you will learn:

  • The difference between Response to Intervention (RTI) and Child Find
  • How some states are using Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) to replace RTI
  • The differences between Section 504 Child Find and IDEA Child Find
  • Red flags triggering Child Find
  • The sequence a school must file to be legally compliant with Child Find
  • The clarifications of RTI in the federal regulations by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) in the U.S. Department of Education

Session Takeaways

  • Learn the components of RTI/MTSS
  • Know what schools should do to comply with their Child Find obligation
  • Learn the levels, tiers and interventions
  • Learn about the assessment tools and strategies to be used in identifying children with disabilities
  • Understand that RTI is not intended to replace or to delay comprehensive evaluations

Who Should Attend

  • School administrators
  • School governing boards
  • Educators
  • School attorneys
  • Attorneys representing students and their families
  • Educational advocates

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About Our Speaker(s)

Lori Kirsch Goodwin Esq.
Lori Kirsch-Goodwin is a special education attorney with Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch, PLLC, representing students with disabilities and their families throughout Arizona. For over 15 years, she has devoted her practice to obtaining appropriate educational service, supports and placements for students in schools, hospitals ... More info


Hope N. Kirsch Esq.
Hope Kirsch is a 25+ year attorney with the law firm of Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch, PLLC, in Scottsdale, Arizona. She represents and advises students and their families throughout the state of Arizona in all school related matters and disputes, including IEPs, due process, discipline, bullying, and restraint and seclusion... More info


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