Toronto City School District utilizes the Response to Intervention Model (RTI), for at risk learners, and makes every effort to work with any student having difficulty in the general education classroom. This process includes the utilization of an Intervention Assistance Team (IAT). The IAT is intended to serve as a vehicle to intervene for students who are struggling in school. An IAT meeting can be called by any member of the team to discuss concerns about a student’s behavior, academic performance, medical needs, or social relationships and to provide support for a teacher, parent, or other caregiver that has concerns about a student and wants assistance. The Intervention Assistance Team shall consist of the following members: parent, referred student’s teachers, Intervention Specialist/Special Education Department Chair, Parent, Building principal, *Director of Special Programs, *Speech Therapist or other specialists, and **School psychologist. *As appropriate. Toronto City Schools will employ a three step model for the IAT process.
Step 1: Classroom-based interventions are attempted and monitored.
Step 2: Referral to the IAT (If classroom-based interventions are not successful)
Step 3: Referral for a multi-factored evaluation to determine eligibility for special education. (If IAT research-based interventions are unsuccessful)