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The Integrated Education and Therapy (IET) Program is an interdisciplinary early intervention program for children with a range of physical and/or communication disabilities from Kindergarten to Grade 1. During the school day, children receive physical, occupational and speech therapies along with educational programming to meet their academic needs, as outlined in their Individual Education Plan (IEP). 

Our school utilizes a team approach with teachers, therapists and support staff collaborating to establish individual learning and therapy goals and sharing the responsibility for programming to meet the needs of each student. In the fall, therapists will complete an initial assessment when students begin the  IET program to determine what their therapy will look like.

Our classrooms are set up in a Universal Design for Learning model that enables each student to learn and achieve to their fullest potential. The inclusive environment incorporates thoughtfully designed spaces, furniture and equipment, augmentative and alternative communication systems, adapted technology and computer systems that allow the child to gain the greatest benefit from the teaching and learning process.

A School Transition Liaison Teacher collaborates with the community School Boards to ensure a successful transition when the student leaves Bloorview School. 

To view or download a copy of our IET Program Brochure, click here

 

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

  • Registered client of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (HBKRH) OR a client of Children’s Treatment Network (CTN) in York Region with a priority given to applicants who have the potential to access the Ontario curriculum and who require a multidisciplinary approach for education and therapy;
  • Have a primary diagnosis of a physical disability and other associated complex needs;
  • Demonstrates complex needs in two or more of the following areas:
    • Physiotherapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Is of legal school age (at least four years of age by December 31, 2020), 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;
  • Is currently and actively participating in and has demonstrated growth in two or more of the following therapies: speech and language therapy, occupational therapy or physical therapy and has shown the ability to integrate skills taught into daily activities; and
  • Demonstrates the ability to indicate, YES and NO responses and choice-making, through a communication strategy (e.g., body movement, verbal words, eye gaze, speech generating devices, picture communication).
Application does not guarantee acceptance into Bloorview School. A multi-disciplinary committee review all applications. The Principal is the Chairperson of the Admissions Committee and is responsible for the admission and placement of students. Parents are informed of placement decisions by mid-April. 
 

Application steps will be posted in November 2019.

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