Our approach to inclusive education brings together diverse supports for both individual students and entire classrooms.
All school staff have access to the Division’s team of Specialized Learning Supports (SLS) consultants. SLS consultants work with school staff to:
Watch the video to learn more about how SLS consultants support students
Every Division school is supported by a dedicated team of consultants. This means students enrolled in a regular, alternative or specialized program receive the same level of service, no matter where they attend school.
SLS consultants provide services in the areas of:
Once your child’s needs have been determined, your child’s teacher can make a request for additional support.
Consultants may complete an assessment to better understand your child’s abilities and areas for growth. Parental consent is required.
If a student has a language delay, a speech language pathologist may observe how they learn in the classroom. A speech language pathologist may also spend one-on-one time with the student reading a book or playing a game together to understand their strengths and challenges.
Consultants may complete a classroom consultation by working collaboratively with the classroom teacher to find ways to create a supportive learning environment. Parental consent is not required.
A consultant may attend class to observe a group of students who may have learning or behavioural needs. Based on the observations, the consultant can provide the teacher with strategies and resources that would benefit all students in the class.
As an important member of your child’s learning team, you have an important role to play in making decisions about your child’s education.
If you have questions about the services provided or how consultants can support your child’s needs, talk to your child’s teacher or school principal.