Kimberly: I work for a Head Start program and refer students, if needed, for evaluations, referrals, etc. The school system in this county provides RTI for students I refer, when I thought they were going to be evaluated. These children failed developmental screenings or their parents asked them to be evaluated. One student in particular seems to have significant language and communication delays and I found out the other day that he is on RTI and has not been evaluated.
How long would it be considered too long to be on RTI for a 3-4 year old. Second question, the school is adamant about following this procedure, but can’t Mom at any time request the evaluation? Can the school system say no?