Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
A Practical Guide to Preventative Practice
- Gary E. Schaffer - Niagara University, USA
This book simplifies the MTSS model using an overall analogy of the four basic steps to building a house. We start with the foundation as the history of MTSS, the walls as the four main intervention service delivery models, the framework as common components that link all delivery models, and then the roof that represents MTSS as a whole.
Diagrams, checklists and flowcharts accompany each step of the MTSS model to organize and summarize the information on each model. Case studies offer practical, in-depth examples of implementation strategies across models within MTSS. Unique sections on data-based decision making and infusing culturally responsive practices into RTI, SWPBS, Social-Emotional RTI, and Suicide Prevention and Intervention offer readers ways to better adapt and refine their implementation of MTSS. Through this text, readers will have a convenient resource that will save them time locating information on interventions, measures of universal screening, and progress monitoring unique to each intervention service delivery model within MTSS.
“It is possibly the most comprehensive book about how to implement MTSS in the schools I have seen. It goes beyond the four pillars and builds an entire house,” – Anna Fritts, Ph.D., Gonzaga University and the Washington Education Association
“A text focused on MTSS including PBIS, RtI, and Social Emotional Learning with updated information about implementation of MTSS and the barriers to its success,” – Kelli Henson, Ph.D Nicholls State University
“I think there are definitely components of this text that are not captured in others. This adds something to what other, comparable texts provide. The discussion questions and case examples also would pair nicely with class engagement, which are also not included in other texts that I have used in the past. I think it is a good overall discuss of MTSS conceptually,” – Sarah Harry, Ball State University
“Well formatted text for student to get a frame of the trajectory of multi-tiered systems and their profound importance,” – Tammy J Ladwig, UW Oshkosh
“This is a text that describes the foundation of MTSS. It provides a brief overview of the policy landscape before discussing the foundational principles of MTSS. After doing this, it describes the core features of MTSS for both academic, behavioral, and social emotional issues. This text provides examples of how to provide support for students at various tiers while determining whether or not services were effective at reducing problems,” – Kristine Camacho, Worcester State University
“I would describe this book to a colleague in my department as being a source repleted with visuals such as diagrams, flowcharts, etc., to help support content related to the MTSS System. It's an amazing source!” – Dr. Janet Grier, Associate Professor Brenau University
Sample Materials & Chapters
CH01 - Understanding the History and Formation of MTSS