Using an RTI Approach in Early Childhood

Description:  Recognition and Response (R&R), a research-based early childhood model based on Response to Intervention (RTI) principles, was developed, implemented and evaluated by FPG in school districts.   The model has a dual focus on improving the quality of instructional practices for all children as well as providing additional supports for some children to ensure that every child succeeds in school. The developers of the R&R model are available to provide TA services from basic to intensive for implementing RTI for preschool, as well as using the specific research-based R&R model.   Basic services include providing an overview of RTI and R&R and supports for implementation planning. More intensive TA consists of targeted implementation supports and PD focused on the assessment, instruction, and problem-solving components, and ongoing TA supports.  A planning phase of up to one year is generally recommended prior to full implementation by teachers in classrooms.

Cost information is approximate, based on needs of clients. For more information about the R&R model, go to

TA providers:    Virginia Buysse
                           Ellen Peisner-Feinberg

Target audience:  State or local education agencies

Contact Information:    Julie McManus
                                       (919) 843.7354