Administrator6 July 2021 at 20 h 55 min
This would definitely be a conversation I would have with my district leadership to see how they would want me to handle this. In general, I would feel uncomfortable using a “lack of interventions” as an exclusionary factor if my school site did not have any interventions. That would be different if I had a student in the 4th grade who was struggling in reading and we never tried any of the intervention we actually had for students at that school site. Of course, each student is different. If I had a student with phonological processing concerns which helped to explain their reading decoding skills, and the intervention program was specifically phonologically based, I would likely want to try that program before saying the child had a disability.