Behaviour Support Program: Social Development (Elem.)

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Student Group:
Special Education

Social Development program offers a small protective setting for students with severe emotional difficulties.

Social Development program offers a small protective setting for students with severe emotional difficulties. These students may display some “externalizing” behaviours, however, their primary disturbances are of an internalizing” nature (e.g. fearful, anxious, withdrawn behaviour) that are reflective of a “thought disorder” rather than a “conduct disorder”. Prior to placement, 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 “R” students requiring moderate behaviour support or “H” students requiring intensive behaviour support designation
  • have emotional or behavioural problems not resultant from intellectual impairment
  • have average intellectual potential
  • require intervention beyond the school’s resources

 

SELECTION/SCREENING

Social Development referrals must come 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) if available

□ teacher reports

□ Individual Education Plan (IEP)

□ behaviour assessment

□ 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 skills to a level which will allow them to function successfully.

 

CAPACITY AND STAFFING

Grades 1 to 7 (6 - 12 years of age)

Program capacity is 14 students

1 Teacher

1 SSA

1 SSB

 

PROGRAM LOCATIONS

Bayview Elementary 

Bruce Elementary 

Carleton Elementary