Extended Learning Assistance (ELAC)

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Student Group:
Special Education

Extended Learning Assistance Classes (ELAC) offer an elementary program emphasizing diagnostic and prescriptive teaching for students identified as learning disabled.

Extended Learning Assistance Classes (ELAC) offer an elementary program emphasizing diagnostic and prescriptive teaching for students identified as learning disabled.

The goal of the program is to assist students with specific academic areas of weakness by developing learning strategies, social awareness, and self-esteem. The students are included in regular age-appropriate classes for physical education, art, music and academic subjects whenever possible and appropriate.

Students are appropriate candidates for referral to this program when their:

~ deficits are NOT primarily resultant from factors such as:

  • sensory or motor impairments
  • intellectual impairment
  • emotional disturbance (and/or lack of motivation to learn)
  • lack of opportunity to learn
  • English as a Second Language

 

STUDENT PROFILE

Students are appropriate for placement in this program when they:

  • meet the Ministry criteria for Learning Disabilities (Q) - moderate to severe learning disabilities
  • academic skills are 2 years or more delayed
  • require intervention beyond the school’s resources

 

SELECTION/SCREENING

Extended Learning Assistance Class referrals must be submitted to the District Case Manager. 

 

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED

  • Referral to Screening form
  • Psychological assessment
  • Speech and language assessment, (if appropriate)
  • 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 District case Manager.
  • 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

Grades 4 to 7 (9 - 12 years of age)

Program capacity is 15 students

1 Teacher

5 (part time) SSA

 

PROGRAM LOCATIONS

Brock Elementary

Carnarvon Elementary      

Dickens Elementary   

Moberly Elementary

Nootka Elementary