Who Does What?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 varies by age-groupings and professionals. Team members provide professional development on a variety of topics for students, staff, parents and communities.The Learning Supports department works as a multidisciplinary team and includes:SuperintendentsFocus area of crisis support (first point for student crisis response); specialized learning supports; Are the immediate supervisor of coordinators,They are responsible for Violent Threat Risk Assessments, Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports (PBIS), School Wide Information System (SWIS) and specialized programs.CoordinatorsAre the direct supervisors of speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, behaviour coaches, Inclusion and Complex Needs consultant and child and family support workers/social workers. With the superintendent, they oversee all learning support initiatives. Support student transitions into schools for students with significant needs.Support Inclusion and Intervention Plan development and guide learning support teachers with specialized programming strategies.Behaviour CoachesAre classroom and/or learning support teachers. Provide training and support to teachers and other school-based staff to develop local capacity in programming for, and working with, students who have behavioural challenges. Support PBIS and SWIS in school. Access to behaviour coaches is through the coordinators.Inclusion and Complex Needs ConsultantIs a certified learning supports teacher.Provides training and support to teachers to strengthen the philosophy and practice of inclusion for all students. Focuses on students requiring frequent support with complex needs. Supports learning supports teachers with guidance and strategies for assistive technology, as well as with program placement.Social Workers/CounsellorsAre registered members with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers.Provide students with solution-focused, short-term counselling support that is age appropriate and connect families to outside agencies for further areas of need.Provide direct crisis response when assigned by the superintendent.Occupational TherapistsAre registered members with the Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists.Support, consult and assess a student's ability to focus and learn by providing strategies to address a child's physical, developmental, sensory, self-regulation and visual-perception skills. Provide training in Transfer, Lift and Repositioning© for educational assistants.PsychologistsAre registered members with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists. Support students through direct observation, consultation, assessment, and intervention with schools, families, and outside agencies. Provide direct crisis response when assigned by the superintendent.Speech-Language PathologistsAre registered members with the Saskatchewan Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.Support students through direct observation, consultation, assessment, and intervention with schools, families and outside agencies.The Prairie Valley Learning Supports team:Builds partnerships within communities and other agenciesSupports Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) training, implementation and analysisSupports training initiatives in Transfer-Lift-Reposition (TLR), Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI), Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA), and Positive Behaviour Interventions and Supports (PBIS)Coordinates and oversee risk assessmentsSupports Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada reporting processes for students who reside on First Nations landSupports Programming Changes (modified, alternative, functional integrated, adult 12)Fast Facts41 Staff (37.75 FTE):1 Superintendent of Education, Learning Supports1 Coordinator of Student Supports (1.0 FTE)1 Coordinator of Learning Supports (1.0 FTE)2 Behaviour Coaches (2.0 FTE)1 Consultant for Inclusion and Complex Needs (1.0 FTE)7 Psychologists (6.8 FTE)10 Speech-Language Pathologists (8.25 FTE)3 Occupational Therapists (1.5 FTE)11 Child & Family Support Workers/Social Workers (10.8 FTE)Support 383 students with intensive needs Click here for a print version of this page.