Posted on 03/19/2018 at 12:00 AM by Blog Experts

Intensive Tier Definition​​​​​​

Needs are greater than what can be provided at the universal  or supplemental tiers

Complex or unique situations (birth to age 21)

Required to address a specific need or situation

Who Receives and Who Provides?

Who Receives?

  • AEA and LEA staff - both special ed and general ed teachers
  • Families
  • Community partners

Who Provides?

  • AEA staff, as defined by the AEA - including the FEP
  • LEA staff - at a minimum:
  • Administrators
  • Special ed and general ed teachers
  • Counselors
  • Others as defined by LEA

Role of FEP Coordinators

  • Work with families, AEA and LEA staff, and community partners to identify families of students in need of intensive educational supports
  • Work with families, AEA and LEA staff, and community partners to address complex needs
  • Keep AEA and LEA administration apprised of need(s) requiring intensive supports

What FEP Provides?

  • Individualized and ongoing support that may address complex needs of a family, AEA and LEA staff, and/or community partners
  • Coaching, as needed
  • Participation/facilitation in meetings

Tools, Supports & Strategies

  • Problem-solving
  • Facilitated conversation
  • Follow-up and support
  • Referrals
  • Print materials
  • Electronic media
  • Repository of statewide materials

Examples of Intensive Tier Activities

  • Attend meetings - i.e.-resolution facilitation, state mediations, IEPs, 504s
  • 1:1 support - attending meetings, pre/post meetings
  • 1:1 coaching
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