Behaviour and Learning Assistance (BLA) programming supports students displaying chronic, extreme and pervasive behaviours. Students require close and constant adult supervision and a high level of structure to function in an educational setting.
Develop and demonstrate positive behaviour and social skills
Achieve academic goals
Improved social skills
Improved problem-solving skills
Improved self-management and coping skills
Structured classroom environment
Predictable and clearly articulated routines, procedures, expectations and schedules
Smaller classes for more targeted instruction
Opportunities to join other classes for instruction in a student’s area of strength
Students must be in Grades 1 to 9 with severe emotional and behavioural challenges, and a clinical diagnosis. Contact your child’s school for information about eligibility and specialized programming.
All Edmonton Public Schools programming is based on curriculum determined by Alberta Education. Students enrolled in Behaviour and Learning Assistance will receive the same high-quality education offered in all of our programs.
Most schools offering specialized programming have some yellow busing options available. For more information about busing, contact your child’s school or call Student Transportation at 780-429-8585.
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Edmonton Public Schools
Centre for Education
1 Kingsway NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 4G9 780-429-8000