Technology-Based Early Language Comprehension Intervention (TeLCI)
TeLCI is a Tier II (MTSS framework) intervention tool for students in Grades 1-2 with comprehension difficulties (those scoring at or below 25th percentile in language and reading comprehension measures). TeLCI is designed to improve reading comprehension by developing inference making across a 10-12 week period.
TeLCI is unique because it does not rely on decoding skills. It includes a series of video-based lessons delivered via an interactive, digital application and optional scripted read-alouds to supplement the video lessons.
In TeLCI, Grade 1-2 students engage in 24 (3 times a week x 20 min each) fully automated lessons:
- View age-appropriate fiction and nonfiction videos
- Learn key academic vocabulary words
- Respond (by touch screen selections) to inferential questions with scaffolding or feedback
- Receive small-group read aloud lessons