Academic Interventions

An academic intervention is a strategy used to teach a new skill, build fluency in a skill, or encourage a child to apply an existing skill to new situations or settings (Wright, 2012). An academic intervention is not an accommodation. While an accommodation can also be made for any student, it does not alter what the student is expected to learn. An accommodation makes learning accessible to the student and allows the student to show what they know (Gennerman, 2014).