Position statements are formal expressions of the Division for Early Childhood that have been developed with input and reviewed by members and approved by the Executive Board. These statements address a specific topic or issue and represent the official position of the organization.
For more information about DEC's guidelines in developing position statements, please review our DEC position statement procedures.
Distribution of these papers is encouraged; permission to reprint is not necessary but a citation is required.
Response to Intervention
Division for Early Childhood is revising the 2013 “Frameworks for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood: Description and Implications”. The purpose of the revised paper is to share lessons learned and to offer future directions.
DEC is seeking feedback on the current draft of the position paper! Learn more here.
Thanks to all who expressed interest in being a part of the workgroup responsible for revising the 2013 “Frameworks for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood: Description and Implications” position statement.
Because so many viable applications were received, co-chairs Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak and Dr. Jennifer Grisham-Brown decided to form three sub-groups.
One sub-group will be responsible for gathering feedback from the field, which is actually three small groups (social media, survey, and focus group leads)
One sub-group will be responsible for outlining/writing
One sub-group will be responsible for advising and editing
The gathering feedback sub-group has identified a process for soliciting information from the field at large with an emphasis on DEC members. They have already completed a literature review to help guide use of common terminology. Please watch for opportunities to join a focus group and/or complete various surveys. We hope you’ll also follow DEC on Social Media and share the calls to participate with your colleagues.
The co-chairs are also meeting with the advisory and editorial sub-group in mid-April. During these initial conversations, members of this sub-group will be asked to share their experiences with RTI/MTSS and the share about the direction they see the paper needing to head. In early to mid-May, the writing sub-group will outline a first draft of the paper - based upon all the input gathered through surveys, social media polls, and focus groups.
If you have questions or concerns about the revision process, don’t hesitate to contact co-chairs Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Dr. Jennifer Grisham-Brown, email@example.com.
Work Group Members
Kristie Pretti-Frontczak - Co-Chair
Jennifer Grisham-Brown - Co-Chair
Social Media, Survey and Focus Groups Volunteers
Karen L. Gischlar
Rachel Pei-Fang Wu
Review feedback and outline scope of writing tasks COMPLETED
Write initial drafts around systems-level information, evidence-based practices, assessment and data-driven decision-making, and misconceptions COMPLETED
Seek input from editors, advisory workgroup, and members COMPLETED
Initial draft by four sub-writing groups completed COMPLETED
Drafts combined into a single document COMPLETED
Writing team and advisory team to review draft COMPLETED
Finalize draft of revised paper IN PROCESS
Seek input from the field IN PROCESS
Share with advisory and editorial group
Revise the paper and submit to the Executive Office and Executive Board