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Life Skills


Life Skills Modified Academics
Program Description: Elementary Life Skills

Target Population: Students with Mild, Moderate and Severe Intellectual disabilities, Multiple disabilities and /or Autism.

Program Focus:

  • Basic life skills
  • Daily living skills
  • Community access

Pesonal care

  • Functional academics
  • Social/emotional development including sexuality
  • Behaviour management
  • Addressing medical needs
  • Partial integration


Typical Class Size: 5 - 10 students typically staffed with one teacher and two or more Educational Assistants
Placement Procedure:Through Special Programs office
 

Program Description: Secondary Life Skills

Target Population: Students with mild and moderate to intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities and/or Autism.

Program Focus:

  • Modified/functional academics
  • Life skills training
  • Community based training (recreation, transit, services)
  • Vocational training (school/community based)
  • Social emotional development
  • Possible integration into elective subjects

Age/Grade Range: 13 - 19 years/Grades 8 - 12
Typical Class Size: 12 to 25 students, typically staffed with one teacher and two or more Educational Assistants
Placement Procedure: Through Special Programs office
 

Program Description: Work Experience

Target Population: Students with mild intellectual disabilities

Program Focus:

  • Development of work related skills
  • Variety of work experience placements in the community
  • Integration into Grade 11 and 12 work related courses, e.g. construction and drafting

Age/Grade Range: 17 - 19 years/Grades 11 - 12
Typical Class Size: 15 students, typically staffed with one teacher and two or more Educational Assistants
Placement Procedure: Through Special Programs office
 

Program Description: Modified Academics/Secondary

Target Population: Students with mild-moderate intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, Autism

Program Focus:

  • Modified Math and English curriculum
  • Integration into regular elective courses
  • Grades 11 -12 community work experience
  • Social/emotional development
  • Sexual education and abuse prevention programs

Age/Grade: 13 -19 years of age
Typical Class Size: up to 15 students /Grades 8 - 10/ 8 - 12
Placement Procedure: Through Special Programs Office
 

Moderate to Profound Hearing Loss

Program Description: Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Target Population: Students with Moderate to Profound Hearing Loss

Program Focus:

  • Academic instruction at grade level
  • Instruction and utilization of alternate methods of communication (sign and oral interpretation)
  • Training and management of assistive technology (FM system, hearing aids)
  • Social and emotional development
  • Partial integration into regular classes

Age/Grade Range: 5 - 12 years / Grades K - 7
Typical Class Size: up to 10 students

Placement Procedure: Through Special Programs office

 

Supportive Learning

Program Description: Elementary Supportive Learning

Target Population: Students with moderate and severe behavioural challenges

Program Focus:

  • Functional Behavioural Assessment
  • Behaviour support and instruction
  • Maintenance of regular curriculum goals
  • Partial integration
  • Transition to home school
  • Social skills instruction

Age/Grade Range: 6 - 12 years/Grades 1 - 3/Grades 4 - 7
Typical Class Size: 10 students, typically staffed with one teacher and one or more Education Assistants
Placement Procedure: District Intake Committee (Spring) Placement during the school year through Special Programs Office
 

Program Description:Secondary Supportive Learning

Target Population: Students with moderate and severe behavioural challenges
Program Focus

  • Functional Behavioural Assessment
  • Behaviour support and instruction
  • Social/emotional development
  • Maintenance of regular or modified course work
  • Integration into regular classes when applicable

Age/Grade Range: 13 - 15 years/Grades 8 - 10
Typical Class size: 15 students
Placement Procedure: District Intake Committee (Spring and Fall) Placement during the school year through Special Programs office