Learning Assistance/Life Skills

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Student Group:
Special Education

The Secondary Learning Assistance/Life Skills Programs are designed for students with Mild to Moderate Intellectual Disabilities, Autism and delayed adaptive behaviour skills.

The Secondary Learning Assistance/Life Skills Programs are designed for students with Mild to Moderate Intellectual Disabilities, Autism and delayed adaptive behaviour skills. Each student has an Individual Education Plan (IEP). All aspects of the curriculum are modified and upon graduation, the students are awarded a school leaving certificate.

Curriculum emphasis:

  • promoting personal independence and decision making skills
  • developing skills for social relationships
  • improving functional academic skills
  • teaching life skills; family life education
  • providing career awareness and work experience
  • promoting social involvement in school activities
  • providing transition to post secondary options

 

STUDENT PROFILE

Students are appropriate for placement in this program when they:

  • meet Ministry criteria for Mild/Moderate Intellectual Disabilities or Autism
  • may be capable of independent busing

 

SELECTION SCREENING

Referrals to the Secondary LA/LS Programs are submitted to the Screening Committee.

 

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED

□ Psychological Assessment

□ IEP

□ Speech/Language Assessment (where appropriate)

 

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

Grades 8 to 12 (13 - 19 years of age)

Program capacity is 15 students

1 Teacher

2 SSAs

 

PROGRAM LOCATIONS

Lord Byng Secondary   

Gladstone Secondary     

Eric Hamber Secondary     

John Oliver Secondary

Killarney Secondary

Point Grey Secondary

Magee Secondary