Integration Of Bibliotherapy In Special Education Interventions
The question we set out to answer pertains to the effectiveness of bibliotherapy being incorporated into the tiers of the Response to Intervention Strategy (RtI). Bibliotherapy has real world applications, utilized as a method of reading therapy in the treatment of mental or psychological disorders. Our question serves as a springboard to assess the effectiveness of this strategy in the least restrictive environment for elementary aged students who have been classified as needing additional academic or emotional/behavioral support. Using data from peer-reviewed research, we’ll further our understanding on the definition of bibliotherapy and it’s current utilization, coupling this with federal and state special education standards to analyze what additional benefits this may offer and how it could be implemented in the K-8 school system.