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When supporting students with learning difficulties, there are evidence-based tools you can use to help them succeed.

This Melbourne MicroCert is ideal for current and future teachers, as well as allied health workers, who want to understand how the Response to Intervention (RtI) model can be used to detect learning challenges and lead to better outcomes for students.

Using Response to Intervention to Support Learning has been co-designed by SPELD Victoria, the state's peak body for those with specific learning disabilities (SLDs).

Understand how to use the Response to Intervention (RtI) model

Discover how the Response to Intervention (RtI) model can help students experiencing learning challenges, as part of a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). Understand how it provides useful frameworks to guide and organise support for students with learning difficulties and SLDs.

Gain new assessment tools and learn to interpret key data

Explore a range of relevant assessment tools that can help in the diagnosis, intervention, and ongoing monitoring of students’ learning across the tiers of the RtI model. Learn to interpret data and recommendations of specialist reports, and consider ways to make accommodations and adjustments to tasks to support students with SLDs.

Develop SMART goals to enhance literacy and numeracy learning

Learn how to understand and use assessment data to develop Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant Time-bound (SMART) goals, which can help support literacy and numeracy learning, as well as the wellbeing of your students.

Put your knowledge into practice and get better student outcomes

Using a provided case scenario and data set, you'll put these strategies into practice to explain where a student would be situated within the RTI framework, and describe the assessment, progress-monitoring, and interventions needed to support the student’s literacy or numeracy development. You'll also analyse and interpret a set of raw data and form SMART goals.

View this short video to gain a stronger understanding of what this course covers.

Who you will learn from

Professor Lorraine Graham

Professor of Learning Intervention, the University of Melbourne.

Lorraine’s work focuses on effective teaching of students with learning disabilities/difficulties, sustainable learning, basic academic skills in literacy and numeracy, strategy instruction and comprehension processes. She has collaborated on significant research projects and consultancies, authored more than 100 published academic works, and produced educational resource materials. Her current projects focus on teachers’ promotion of self-regulated learning.

Ashraf Samsudin

Specialist Education Consultant, SPELD Victoria

Ashraf specialises in the areas of intervention and support for students with specific learning disabilities. Drawing upon the latest in research, evidence-based practice and his 16 years of experience in the field with the Dyslexia Association of Singapore and SPELD Victoria, he is passionate about sharing best practices with schools and training teachers, professionals and parents to support students with literacy and numeracy difficulties.

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For individuals

To take Using Response to Intervention to Support Learning as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.

$990.00 (inc GST)

Please contact Student Support to discuss discounts and payment options for University of Melbourne staff or alumni, or to pay by invoice.

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Registration closes Jul 9, 2023

For teams

If you have three or more team members who are keen to upskill with Using Response to Intervention to Support Learning, get in touch to discuss pricing. For large groups, we can also deliver and contextualise this course exclusively for your organisation.


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10 July – 20 August 2023

Registration closes Jul 9, 2023

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