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