Intervention strategies are the essence of special education. Special educators, working alongside regular educators, implement classroom and individual learning strategies that work well for different types of learners. There are strategies to help learners acquire, store, and retrieve information, and there are other strategies that assist learners with becoming fluent in basic skills or in working within a time limit. And yet others, help students learn to work with others - a critical life skill needed for success in every classroom and beyond.
Intervention strategies include assistive technology, graphic organizers, mnemonics, collaboration, classroom management,and many more. Whether these are effective depends upon the skills of the teacher implementing them and the needs of the students using them.
KEY TO SUCCESS: The best interventions are robust strategies that work well in the regular classroom and that benefit all learners.