Special Education District Services

Mainstream Support - Elementary

Service Description

  • Itinerant and school-based support for students with special needs, their classroom teachers, their families and school team.
  • Development and implementation of I.E.P.s
  • Provision of materials and programs
  • Disability awareness education
  • In-service for teachers, special education assistants and parents
  • Consultative support to elementary schools

Target Population
Students with a physical disability, autism, moderate intellectual disability, dependent handicap who are in regular elementary school classrooms.

How To Access Service

  • Students who meet Ministry of Education criteria are placed on caseloads by Special Programs Coordinators. Written diagnosis, assessment and supporting documentation must be on file at Special Programs.
  • Referral for consultative services to be made in writing by School Based Team members


Occupational and Physiotherapy

  • Support from an itinerant occupational therapist
  • Program planning
  • Functional assessment/screening
  • Training of staff to carry out routines
  • Monitoring and ongoing evaluation of students in classroom settings
  • Equipment selection and adaptation

Target Population

  • Students with physical disabilities and autism
  • Direct service provided for students with Occupational Therapy routines

How to Access Service
Referral form sent to Special Programs by the school based team

Physiotherapy Service Description
 

  • Support from an itinerant physiotherapist
  • Program planning
  • Functional assessment/screening
  • Consultation for school staff and families
  • Training of staff to carry out routines
  • Monitoring and ongoing evaluation of students in classroom settings
  • Equipment selection and adaptation

Target Population

  • Students with physical disabilities
  • Direct regular service for students with significant physical challenges
  • Consultation for staff involved in lifts and transfers

How to Access Service
Referral form sent to Special Programs by the School based team
 

Visiting Teacher Program

Service Description

  • To meet the learning needs of students who are unable to attend school due to serious physical or psychological issues
  • To provide quality instruction and support
  • To facilitate communication with the student's school personnel during extended absences

Target Population


Students who are not attending school for medical reasons (Kindergarten -19 years/K -Grade 12)

How to Access Service

  • Referral through Special Programs
  • School contact person faxes Special Programs with information
  • Special Programs assigns case to Visiting Teachers
  • Doctor's note to be provided