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Targeted Early Intervention Resource (TEIR)

Program Description 

TEIR is a short term, intensive program for students in their grade 2 year who have been identified with a significant delay in the acquisition of literacy skills.

 The focus of TEIR is to provide a differentiated learning setting that will facilitate the acquisition of literacy skills. TEIR provides some consultative services, as well as in-service to school teams. Schools referring students to TEIR must be committed to attending these sessions.

Student Profile

  • documented evidence and Tier 1 and Tier 2 interventions have been consistently and systematically implemented at the school level
  • grade 2 placement
  • average cognitive potential
  • recent reading assessments indicate a need for targeted intervention

Referral Process

TEIR applications are reviewed by the TEIR Screening Committee once per year; early spring. There are two intakes per school year, with each cohort attending for 16 weeks, afterwards students return to their home school.  Referrals are submitted to the District Case Manager, High Incidence.

Documentation Required

  • completed “Pre-Referral Intervention Strategies” (PRIS) form
  • a copy of the most recent report card
  • School Based Team minutes.
  • Individual Education Plan (if available)
  • evidence of Tier 1 and Tier 2 interventions implemented
  • recent Level A and/or Level B assessments
  • other pertinent reports (OT/Vision/Sunny Hill Hospital/BC Children’s Hospital)

Students who have the following profiles will not be considered for the TEIR program:

  • suspected below average intellectual abilities
  • ELL Level (emerging, beginning or developing)
  • behaviour challenges which significantly impact their learning  or the learning of others
  • registered in French Immersion
  • benchmark Reading Assessment levels higher than 6
  • frequently late or absent from school

Capacity and Staffing

Grade 2

8 students

1 Teacher and 1 SSA

Program Location

Collingwood Neighbourhood School

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