Prevent and remediate language comprehension difficulties

We’re working to develop Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITSs) tools within a multi-tiered systems of support framework to:

  • Prevent language comprehension difficulties for kindergartners (Project ELCII)
  • Provide an intervention for children who have comprehension difficulties in Gr. 1-2 (Project TeLCI)

Our preventative instruction and intervention ITSs focus on inference making skills because:

  • The ability to make inferences is the underlying process that supports the construction of coherent representations.
  • Inferences can be made in both reading and non-reading situations.