I am worried because my sons school uses the waiting

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I am worried because my son's school uses the “waiting to fail” approach for referral. He has made it to the evaluation step and takes the standardized tests tomorrow. If he fails, however, he will not be able to receive any special education at all. I do not want to encourage him to fail in order to qualify for care, but I feel that this might become an option if he shows his disability does not affect him enough. The only other option I can think of is to find a school that implements the RTI plan and transfer him there. This would be even more disruptive than being pulled out of the classroom and would be a last resort. At least with RTI, he would be given small group or individualized care within the classroom. I am hoping to implement a program that will help my son with his reading and writing abilities without removing him from too many general classroom experiences. 3. Special education is a great resource for students who need the extra help, but it can be difficult to qualify for. Students need to show they have a learning disability to be able to receive special education. If they fail to show this need, they have to stay in the regular class room and attempt to keep up on their own. Teachers may apply some modifications, but they are based on the opinions and experience of the teacher and not on statistical data. Through the Response to Intervention process, students are first given several kinds of small group and individual instruction before relying on referral to special education. Students that respond well to the Tier two or Tier three interventions do not need to be placed in special education. There are many advantages to RTI that are not offered by immediate referral. The RTI process addresses problems early. Tier one begins with universal screening and, if needed, students advance to Tier two, where they receive small group interactions with their teacher. This can happen within weeks of identification of an achievement gap. In other referral processes,
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