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Welcome to provides educators with information and resources to help early educators address the needs of young children (3 to 5 year-olds) who show signs that they may not be learning in an expected manner, even before they begin kindergarten.

The Recognition and Response model is now featured in the National Center for Learning Disabilities' Early Learning & Literacy Newsletter.  If you'd like to receive a free subscription to the Early Learning and Literacy Newsletter, sign up today.

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A Snapshot of Recognition & Response


This two-page FPG Snapshot provides an overview of the Recognition & Response system, and underscores the importance of recognizing and responding to critical early warning signs of learning difficulties in young children.


Recognition and Response in Spring Issue of Early Developments

An important article in the spring issue of the Frank Porter Graham (FPG) Child Development Institute magazine, Early Developments, discusses the question, "Can teachers and parents of three and four year-old children recognize early warning signs of learning difficulties and intervene to mitigate or prevent the difficulty down the road?" To read this article, download a free PDF copy of Early Developments from FPG's Web site.


Response to Intervention Research Abstracts: The Research Behind RTI

Researchers at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) conducted a literature review to identify articles that address features of Response to Intervention (RTI) in school-aged populations.  Click here to read abstracts highlighting key information about the research, including full citations, background information, purpose, population, research design and results.  To learn about ongoing research studies to evaluate Recognition and Response, visit the Research Projects section of FPG's Recognition & Response Web site.

What Would Recognition & Response Look Like in a Typical Early Childhood Classroom?

Although some of the measures and resources for implementing Recognition & Response are still under construction, this vignette illustrates how a classroom teacher might use Recognition & Response. 

Go to Making Recognition & Response Work in Your Program to learn more.

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