In addition to their training in the one-on-one UFLI tutoring model, students in Early Childhood and Elementary Education programs are trained in the UFLI Small-Group Intervention. The Small-Group Intervention model takes the basic strategies included in the one-on-one model and adapts them for implementation with 3-5 students at once.
For most children, carefully designed and implemented small-group intervention can be just as effective as one-on-one tutoring. Although the gains may be somewhat slower, students benefit from learning from their peers. Because most teachers do not have sufficient time to provide one-on-one intervention to all their struggling readers, learning a systematic approach to providing effective small-group intervention is important.