Identifying and Addressing Reading Comprehension Within a Response to Intervention Framework Many school districts are using a Response-to-Intervention (RTI) framework to address reading comprehension disabilities. Research has shown that this tiered system is effective at identifying and preventing word reading disabilities. However, reading comprehension is a much more complex skill. In this article, I will discuss challenges with addressing reading comprehension ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2011
Identifying and Addressing Reading Comprehension Within a Response to Intervention Framework
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  • Mindy Sittner Bridges
    Life Span Institute, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
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Article   |   March 01, 2011
Identifying and Addressing Reading Comprehension Within a Response to Intervention Framework
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, March 2011, Vol. 18, 20-26. doi:10.1044/lle18.1.20
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, March 2011, Vol. 18, 20-26. doi:10.1044/lle18.1.20

Many school districts are using a Response-to-Intervention (RTI) framework to address reading comprehension disabilities. Research has shown that this tiered system is effective at identifying and preventing word reading disabilities. However, reading comprehension is a much more complex skill. In this article, I will discuss challenges with addressing reading comprehension using a response-to-intervention framework and provide suggestions for altering the traditional framework. Clinical implications for speech-language pathologists will be highlighted throughout the discussion.

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