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Navigate Tiered Intervention and Thrive!

Presented by: 

Kareen Robbins MS OTR/L

Kareen Robbins MS OTR/L

Watch on-demand and earn AOTA-Approved CEUs

Course Description

Effectively navigating the RTI process will allow support for students, teachers and families as well as impact the appropriateness of related service referrals. Increase your knowledge of the RTI process through the history, federal and state law, and tiered components.

Learn to incorporate specific, increasing intensity of instruction with evidence-based interventions to match a students needs within each tier. These supports may increase a student's success within the general education curriculum and the need for referrals to a specialized instructional service.

Incorporating successful strategies for communication and advocacy with leadership, time management, and resources for therapeutic interventions may break down barriers. The result is a win-win for the administration, therapist, teacher, and student.

Learning Objectives

1. Define Response to Intervention and the multi-tiered Instruction model.

2. Identify an evidence-based intervention within each Tier.

3. List 2 benefits of integrating therapeutic interventions into the RTI process.

Contact Hours

This course is 1.5 hour in length. (0.15 AOTA CEUs)

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National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

As an AOTA-Approved provider of professional development, courses are accepted by NBCOT® at a rate of 1.25 NBCOT PDUs per each hour of course content.

NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.

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0-5 minutes


5-15 minutes

Response to Intervention Process Explained

15-25 minutes

History of Tiered Instruction

25-40 minutes

Multi-Tiered Instruction for all Tiers

40-50 minutes

Advantages of the Tiered Instruction

50-55 minutes

Barriers and successful strategies of integrating into Tiered Instruction

55-60 minutes

Questions and Answers

Your Instructor

Kareen Robbins MS OTR/L

Kareen Robbins MS OTR/L

With over 33 years of experience as a pediatric Occupational Therapist, Kareen has primarily provided services in the school setting, as well as outpatient clinics and home settings. For the last 27 years, she has been certified to administer the Sensory Integration Praxis Test (SIPT). Kareen has practiced throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio, in urban and rural school districts, and as an employee and independent contractor.

Upon receiving her Educational Administration license ten years ago, she successfully established and led a growing related service team. Following retirement from this role, Kareen began to provide professional development, consulting, and mentoring services internationally. Kareen is passionate about bridging the gap between knowledge and clinical practice to increase the confidence of related service providers, especially in the school-based provision of occupational therapy services, sensory processing, and tiered intervention services.


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Instructional Methods

A combination of speaker presentation with a slide deck, polls, and Q+A with the presenter

Target Audience
& Educational Level

Introductory — Content is geared to practitioners with little knowledge of the subject and focus is on general introductory information.

Course Completion Requirements

To receive a certificate for this course, you must watch the recorded course in its entirety. Then, you will need to take a learning assessment test and earn a score 75% or higher. If you pass, a certificate will be automatically generated and sent to your email.

Special Needs Requests

This course will include closed captioning and a transcript may be available upon request. You may also rewatch the course or sections of the course as needed. Additional accommodations may be requested by reaching out to us via email. 

Financial & Non-financial Disclosures

Speaker Disclosure

Kareen Robbins MS OTR/L is compensated as the sole proprietor of Kareen Robbins and Associates, LLC. Kareen declares that there are no non-financial or financial interests that relate to the presentation of this topic or mention of materials. Professional development is primarily focused on evidence-based and occupation-centered practice and not product or service promotion.

Sponsor Disclosure

The OTS Collaborative Community is a product of the OT Schoolhouse.

Content Disclosure

This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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Schoolhouse Education, LLC is proud to be an AOTA Approved Provider of Professional Development

AOTA-Approval for this Professional Development Opportunity is in progress.  

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Terms and Conditions


Schoolhouse Education, LLC will keep a record of your completed CE courses. When applicable, transcript services may include reporting to professional associations and/or state licensure boards. While Schoolhouse Education, LLC will make all reasonable efforts to offer CE credit for its courses, it is not responsible for state or national, or regulatory current policies or changes in CE requirements that may make courses ineligible for CE credits.

Participant Agreement

By registering for or attending any event or activity associated with the Schoolhouse Education, LLC and OT Schoolhouse, I agree to the following:

Professional Development/Information Disclaimer

The material presented in this course is not intended to represent the only or the best methods appropriate for the occupational therapy and/or medical condition or professional development issues being discussed but rather is intended to present the opinions of the presenters, which may be helpful to other health care professionals at arriving at their own conclusions and consequent application. Attendees participating in this professional development education program do so with full knowledge that they waive any claim they may have against the A-Z School-Based OT Course, Schoolhouse Education, LLC, and OT School House and its staff or representatives for reliance on any information presented during these educational activities.

Waiver of Liability Agreement

I release Schoolhouse Education, LLC, OT Schoolhouse, and its staff, presenters, and any other individuals or entities associated with this course from any and all liability connected with my participation, as well as from any liability related to changes to the schedule, events or activities. I acknowledge and agree that I am participating on my own choice and assume all risk in connection thereof and that in the event that a need for emergency medical service arises, I authorize and consent to such services being provided at my own expense.

Cancelation & Refund Policy

In the event that Schoolhouse Education, LLC must cancel the event for any reason, participants will be offered a credit toward the rescheduled event. OT Schoolhouse Collaborative subscribers may cancel their subscription at any time. 

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