National Center on Intensive Intervention
New Leveraging Briefs Series on Attract, Prepare, Retain Available Now!
The new leverage briefs are the culmination of OSEP’s Attract, Prepare, Retain: Effective Personnel for All Initiative and highlight 13 leverage points covering strategies recognized by various stakeholders as essential to addressing critical shortages in the special education workforce.
The Mission of the National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) is to build the capacity of state and local education agencies, universities, practitioners, and other stakeholders to support implementation of intensive intervention in literacy, mathematics, and behavior for students with severe and persistent learning and/or behavioral needs, often in the context of their multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) or special education services. NCII’s approach to intensive intervention is data-based individualization (DBI), a research-based process that integrates the systematic use of assessment data, validated interventions, and intensification strategies.
Rebecca Zumeta Edmonds
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Level of Support
Evidence Based Practices
Measuring Student Growth
Multi-tiered Systems of Support
Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS)
Response to Intervention
Other Specialty Areas: Intensive Intervention; Data-based Individualization
State Education Agencies
Other Primary Audiences: State Technical Assistance Partners (PD Providers
Coaches); Some secondary audiences such as teacher preparation programs
related service providers.
Other Services Provided: As part of intensive technical assistance we may support states in developing/refining coaching models/delivery to support implementation. Products/resource development
presentations at national
and local conferences