To provide support for a teacher, parent, or other caregiver that has concerns about a student and wants assistance.
- To find ways of meeting the needs of students who have academic or behavioral challenges
- To encourage staff members to share strategies that have worked for them and to provide opportunities to support each other
- To find ways of addressing the needs of our ever growing "at risk" population
- To provide documentation of past and current efforts to meet individual learner needs
- To collect additional data to make future decisions
- To continue to involve parents in the educational process
- To recommend a multifactored evaluation after all reasonable interventions has been unsuccessful
IAT Consultation: A short-term problem solving opportunity for teachers.
IAT Student Support Planning:
A long-term problem solving, planning and follow up system for students needing continuing support
IAT Response to Intervention:
A specific, research-based program intervention targeting specific academic needs
- Any staff member or caregiver can initiate the IAT process.
- Team members will decide which IAT Forms are needed for each case.
- New cases and follow-up will be scheduled as needed.
- Referring teachers must be present at the respective IAT meeting in order for the student to be discussed.
- Referring teachers must bring completed referral, background and rating forms to the first meeting. Consider copying work samples and information from existing IAT folder.
- Parents will provide information through the Parent Questionnaire and the referring teacher will follow-up with the parent after the IAT meeting with a phone call.
- A conference with the parents, staff members, or an IAT member(s) can be scheduled after the initial or follow-up meetings.
- A packet containing all requested forms should be copied for the IAT Team the ____ days before the meeting.
- IAT meetings will be scheduled by the counselor.
IAT Team Member Responsibilities
- Review referrals before the scheduled meeting
- Be prepared to offer concrete, specific suggestions, if possible for concerns listed
- Attend scheduled meetings