Parent Resources

These resources are for parents and caregivers who want to learn more about RTI. You’ll find information about RTI and activities you can do at home with your child in both English and Spanish.

Building RTI Capacity Project-Developed Resources

Modules
Modules

Resource for Student Evaluation Personnel Working in Schools Implementing Response to Intervention (RTI) (module)

Online professional development module that provides background information and tools related to RTI’s key components; its relationship to special education; collaboration within RTI; and using data

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Resource Pages
Parent Notice Checklists

Parent Notification Checklists and Sample Letters

This resource provides highlights of SB 1153 Parent's Rights to Information Regarding the Provision of Assistance for Learning Difficulties to the Parent's Child along with an "Annual Notice Checklist" and a "Checklist for Specific Notice to Parents of a Child Receiving Intervention. Use these three additional resources to guide your development of parent notice/notification letters: Example Letter: Tier II Reading Intervention Provided by a Classroom Teacher Example Letter: Tier III Reading Intervention Provided by a Reading Specialist (Letter to Foster Parents) Sample Parent RTI Notice Letter Template

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Modules
RTI and Parent Involvement

RTI and Parent Involvement

This online professional development module is designed to help educators understand parent notification requirements when a child receives intervention, particularly in a school that is implementing a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) or response-to-intervention (RTI) framework. We’ll explore what federal and state laws say about parent notification and RTI, including Senate Bill 1153. We’ll also provide some checklists you can use to compare against the notices your district is using. The goal is to inform your efforts to document parent notification when their child is receiving intervention.

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Booklets
RTI - Straight Talk for Parents Revised

Response to Intervention (RTI): Straight Talk for Parents (Revised)

Revised in 2018, this booklet answers parents’ frequently asked questions about Response to Intervention.

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Texas Resources

Links & Websites
Links & Websites about Texas Project First

Texas Project First

Website with information and resources for parents of children identified with learning disabilities (specifically within the state of Texas).

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National Resources

Links & Websites
Links & Websites about LD Online for Parents

LD Online for Parents

Website with information and resources for parents about special education, learning disabilities, ADHD, etc.

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Other Resources

Links & Websites
Links & Websites about Early Intervening Services and Response to Intervention Module for Supporting Parents

Early Intervening Services and Response to Intervention Module for Supporting Parents

Web page with training materials to help parents understand the relationship between RTI and early intervention services under IDEA.

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Links & Websites
Links & Websites

What’s the Difference Between an IEP and a 504 Plan?

Listen as Amanda Morin explains differences between an IEP and a 504 plan.

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