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School Based Support

    


The Vancouver Board of Education has a wide-range of school based teachers and professionals who work collaboratively to support students with special needs. 

The classroom teacher is responsible for the planning, implementation, assessment and reporting of the student's educational program. 

The school Principal/Vice-Principal ensures that every student who has special needs is assigned a case manager, an individualized education plan is developed and implemented and that parent/guardians are regularly provided with information concerning their child’s educational progress. The Principal/Vice-Principal is available to consult with parents/guardians who are concerned with their child's education program. 

School Based Teams 

The School-Based Team (SBT) is a problem-solving group that works with classroom teachers to develop educational programs for students who require additional support. SBTs make decisions regarding case managers, referrals (to area or high school counsellors, speech language pathologists, psychologists, etc) and the allocation of resources. School-Based Teams meet on a regular basis in all schools.

Area Counsellors

Area Counsellors

Area Counsellors’ services facilitate the educational, personal, social and emotional development of elementary students in schools. Area Counsellors provide support to individual students, groups of students and classes in response to the current needs of the school.

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DRT - Deaf Hard of Hearing

DRT - Deaf Hard of Hearing

The District Resource Teacher - DHH provides support service for students kindergarten to grade 12 whose The District Resource Teacher - DHH provides direct service to students kindergarten to grade 12 whose educational and social emotional development is significantly impacted by hearing loss. Primary designation is category F. Consultative support may be provided to other students who are impaired by hearing loss.

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DRT - Vision

DRT - Vision

The District Resource Teacher - Vision, provides support for any child of school age with a significant visual impairment.

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High School Counsellors

High School Counsellors

High School Counsellors facilitate the educational, personal, social and emotional development of secondary students in VSB high schools. High School Counsellors provide support to individual students, groups of students and classes in response to the current needs in their schools. They are a resource for families, provide consultation for school staff, and liaise with district services and community agencies.

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School Psychologists

School Psychologists

Services provided by a School Psychologist are designed to support students who are experiencing challenges or barriers to their learning.

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Speech Language Pathologists

Speech Language Pathologists

Services provided by the Speech Language Pathologist is designed to support students whose education and/or social/emotional development is adversely affected by oral communication difficulties.

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