September 4 , 2007
For immediate release
New handbook by Shane Jimerson of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School is comprehensive source of information about Response to Intervention (RTI)
Dr. Shane Jimerson of the Gevirtz School at UC Santa Barbara has just published the Handbook of Response to Intervention (Springer, 2007) with co-editors Matthew K. Burns of the University of Minnesota and Amanda VanDerHeyden, recently of The Gevirtz School at UC Santa Barbara. Response to Intervention (RTI) – a cutting edge method to determine whether students have learning disabilities – offers professionals the option of implementing a collaborative, problem-solving tool designed to ensure that all students achieve academic success. Until now, practitioners have had access to very few detailed descriptions of RTI methods and the effective role they can play in special education. The Handbook of Response to Intervention fills this critical information gap. In a single, comprehensive volume, more than 90 expert scholars and practitioners join together to provide a highly usable guide to the essentials of RTI assessment and identification as well as research-based interventions for improving students’ reading, writing, oral, and math skills.
“The Handbook of Response to Intervention represents a comprehensive and balanced presentation of the array of professional knowledge essential to understanding this important concept,” asserts W. Alan Coulter, Director of the National Center for Special Education Accountability Monitoring at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. “The scope of the coverage includes theoretical aspects, reviews of important related issues, balanced coverage of controversial aspects, and practical steps towards implementation. Educators, advocates, school psychologists, and anyone interested in this critical innovation for American schools should carefully read this important professional reference.”
Dr. Jimerson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School. Jimerson continues to engage in leadership activities at the state, national, and international levels, advocating for children and bringing science to practice to promote the social and cognitive competence of children.
[Shane Jimerson is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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