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The Integrated Education and Therapy Program (IET) at Bloorview School is a full day, interdisciplinary early intervention program for children who have a primary diagnosis of a physical disability and other associated complex needs. The academic programming, based on the Ontario curriculum, focuses on the acquisition of early literacy and numeracy skills. Physical, occupational and speech therapies are integrated into the child’s day as part of the educational programming. Therapy is provided by professional therapists working in a team setting with special education teachers and educational assistants.

This learning environment maximizes a child’s potential to develop academic, physical, social and communication skills. A key component of the IET program is to provide each child with strategies and opportunities to develop self-advocacy skills, independence, self-regulation and personal responsibility in a small group learning environment. Educators and therapists develop and weave together educational goals with therapeutic goals.

Students may be in the IET program for a maximum of three years: Kindergarten - Year 1, Year 2, and Grade One. Transportation is provided for students who attend Bloorview School with bus times that range from 60 to 90 minutes each way to and from school.

Bloorview School Integrated Education and Therapy (IET) Program Eligibility:

All students admitted to Bloorview School are Toronto residents and registered clients of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (followed by a physician at HBKRH) or York Region residents and clients of Children's Treatment Network (CTN). Applicants have a primary diagnosis of a physical disability and other associated complex needs. Priority is given to applicants who demonstrate readiness to work on learning expectations as set out in the Ontario Kindergarten Program or Grade 1 Curriculum and who require a multidisciplinary approach for education and therapy.

The potential student:

✔ Is entering Kindergarten or Grade 1 and has the ability to tolerate a full day in a classroom setting and can attend to a range of activities for a short period of time.

✔ Demonstrates complex needs in two or more of the following areas:
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
✔ Is currently and actively participating in and has demonstrated growth in two or more of the following therapies: speech and language therapy, occupational or physical therapy and has shown the ability to integrate skills taught into daily activities. Actively participating means a therapist has set goals for directed therapy and the child is currently participating in therapy sessions.

✔ Demonstrates the ability to indicate, through a communication strategy (e.g. body movement; verbal words; eye gaze; speech generating devices; picture communication) the following:
  • yes and no responses
  • communication of choices
To learn more about our school and see it in action, please watch this video A Day in the Life at Bloorview School.