Instructional Consultation: Supporting Teachers With the Skill by Treatment Interaction

This session is from the NASP 2022 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 2,3
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. review and discuss the importance of the instructional hierarchy and instructional match for student academic success
  2. review and discuss the research support of consultative models, specifically the Instructional Consultation model, for assisting teachers in making an instructional match
  3. define the concepts of instructional match and instructional hierarchy
  4. articulate the steps Instructional Assessment
  5. review case study examples of Instructional Consultation to discuss real-life applications of teacher support with Instructional Assessment and skill-by-treatment interactions


The skill-by-treatment interaction is an evidence-based approach for increasing student achievement yet is elusive for many teachers without the support of researchers. School psychologists can fulfill this role via consultation. Instructional Consultation (IC), due to its inclusion of Instructional Assessment (IA), is particularly well-suited for supporting teachers with creating a skill-by-treatment interaction. This symposium presents an overview of the IC model, instructional match, and reading IA, including three reading case study examples.



Lauren T. Kaiser, Millersville University
Krislyn E. Rousseau, Eastern Lancaster County School District
Hannah S. Lombardo, MS, Ephrata Area School District
Bailey I. Gibson, Baltimore County Public Schools
Katie Fritz, Pequea Valley School District


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