Intervention Design

Once a problem has been defined and analyzed, the goal is to take the information gathered through problem analysis and utilize it to develop an instructional plan that matches the identified student need.  This is accomplished through intervention design.  Identified missing skills are targeted for explicit instruction within a supported learning environment. 

An intervention should be purposeful, planned and grounded in data.  It is about making decisions about alterable variables within instruction, curriculum and the environment.  Problem Solving teams focus on those modifications in these areas that will directly impact, or alter the targeted behavior.

Instructional strategies that are based on the nature of the defined problem and yield the most likelihood for success are selected.

A good intervention plan: explicitly defines the skills to be taught; focuses on measurable objectives; clearly defines who will complete various tasks, when and how; describes a plan for measuring and monitoring the effectiveness of instructional efforts; and reflects the resources available.

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