RTI Tackles the LD Explosion
"What is RTI, and who is truly learning disabled? According to the research that prompted changes to the IDEA in 2004, 50% of children identified as students with disabilities in the United States are identified with learning disabilities. Of those, 70 to 80% would never have been identified if only they had been effectively taught to read. Determined to tackle the LD explosion, Congress introduced a whole new approach for identifying children with learning disabilities. Learn how these changes in federal law place new and far-reaching demands on the entire school community and how they serve as a powerful catalyst to redefine the roles and responsibilities of special education and general education in tackling illiteracy."