Megan Rittle Featured in Special Ed Connection Article
August 2, 2021
Attorney Megan Rittle was featured in an article published by Special Ed Connection, a source for school districts on news and compliance within special education programs.
The article discusses how parents and schools should respond to Georgia’s Dyslexia law and the Response to Intervention (RTI) process when a student is suspected to be eligable for special education as well.
The RTI process is apart of Georgia’s Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) that “is a data-driven prevention framework that
uses Assessment (Screening and Progress Monitoring) to identify and predict students who may be at risk for poor learning outcomes or who experience social/emotional needs, and/or behavioral concerns that impact learning.”
Georgia’s Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) allows schools the option to provide early intervention services to students and to develop an individualized education program that suites their needs with disabilities.
Attorney Megan Rittle provided insight with her extensive knowledge in guiding school systems in numerous areas of legal compliance. Rittle stated that “if you have a child who is eligible, you’re not supposed to delay eligibility while going through the RTI process. You can do both, evaluate the student for special education and put [him] through the RTI screening process.”