Behaviour Support Program: Social Development

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Student Group:
Special Education

The Social Development Class offers a small protected setting for students with severe emotional difficulties.

The Social Development Class offers a small protected setting for students with severe emotional difficulties. These students may display some “externalizing” behaviours, however, the primary disturbances are of an “internalizing” nature that are reflective of a “thought disorder” rather than a “conduct disorder”. Prior to placements students may have been given a clinical psychiatric diagnosis.

STUDENT PROFILE

Students are appropriate for placement in this program when they:

  • meet the Ministry criteria for moderate behaviour - “R” or intensive behaviour support- “H”
  • do not have severe psychiatric or conduct disorders
  • have emotional or behavioral problems not resultant from intellectual impairment, or autism

 

SELECTION/SCREENING

Social Development referrals must be submitted to the Screening Committee.

 

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED

□ Referral to Screening form

□ Psychological assessment and speech and language assessment (if available)

□ Comprehensive medical reports (e.g. hospital, psychiatric), (if available)

□ Reports from pertinent community agencies/specialists (e.g. Ministry for Children and Family Development, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority Mental Health Services

□ Individual Education Plan (IEP)

□ School Based Team minutes

 

EXIT CRITERIA

Students are reviewed on a regular basis and if a change in placement is recommended a referral is submitted to the Screening Committee

Placement in a regular classroom is recommended when students have developed compensatory skills to a level which will allow them to function successfully

 

CAPACITY AND STAFFING

Grade 8 and 9 (13-15)

Program capacity is 14 students

1 Teacher

1 SSA and 1 SSB

 

PROGRAM LOCATION

Britannia Secondary (Pacific Storm)

David Thompson Secondary

Gladstone Secondary