Prevention and Response to Intervention: Past, Present, and Future

  • Ann C. SchulteEmail author


This chapter traces the incorporation of prevention constructs and research into RTI. It begins by tracing the history of prevention, describing early efforts to apply prevention constructs to mental health and academic achievement that led to the development of prevention science in the 1990s. The history concludes with a summary of new developments in prevention science in the last decade. The historical overview is followed by specific examples of how prevention shaped many aspects of RTI as it evolved into its contemporary form. The chapter closes with a discussion of where RTI meets or fails to meet the standards of evidence within prevention science and suggests next steps for improving RTI research and practice.


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  1. 1.T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family DynamicsArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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