What is Learning Supports?
The Learning Supports department provides consultation, assessment, and interventions to all 39 schools for students in school aged 3 to 22 years. The degree of services offered vary by age-groupings and professionals. Team members provide professional development on a variety of topics for students, staff, parents and communities.
Social Worker/Counselling Supports
The Child and Family Support Worker team are registered with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers.
The team works as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, psychologists, consultants and coordinators, as well as students, families and outside agencies to remove barriers to education and enhance opportunities to engage in learning.
Occupational therapists (OTs) consider a child’s occupation at school to be learning (academics & social). The ability to focus and learn and the subsequent academic success can be impacted by physical, developmental, sensory and visual perception challenges.
When a child is not reaching their full potential because of concerns with gross motor, fine motor, visual processing, ocular motor, sensory processing or self-regulation skills, an OT will join the multi-disciplinary team to problem solve and program plan for that child.
Psychology team members provide support for individual students, teachers, parents with knowledge to understand academic and behavior issues. Psychology team members provide a variety of assessment tools and can offer referrals to other professionals and agencies to best support the needs of students. They may also offer assistance in future planning for post-secondary education and/or work life.
The goal of the prevention, intervention, follow-up service delivery model and a collaborative team approach is to work together, to share skills and knowledge in areas of expertise and to make appropriate educational decisions for all students.Read More...
Speech Language Pathology
A Speech-Language Pathologist provides language and reading development and support to the classroom. Speech-Language Pathologists will determine student needs, provide literacy skills for students, and focus on early intervention. Emphasis will be placed on developing phonemic awareness skills, kindergarten to grade 3 speech and language intervention and prekindergarten students.
Students differ in their readiness to learn and the pace in which they learn, their interests, their learning styles, multiple intelligences and life circumstances. When we embrace these differences we come to an understanding that not all children learn the same way.
Within the secondary education program, there are three course options: provincially-developed, locally-modified, and locally-developed. Alternative education programs and functional integrated programs are offered in order to meet the needs of students who may require a different program. These programs are for students whose needs cannot be met through a regular education program.