Learning Assistance

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Student Group:
Special Education

Secondary Learning Assistance programs are designed for students who have mild intellectual disabilities. In general students in these programs demonstrate delayed language, delayed perceptual-motor functioning and delayed social skills in conjunction with below average academic achievement.

Secondary Learning Assistance programs are designed for students who have mild intellectual disabilities. In general students in these programs demonstrate delayed language, delayed perceptual-motor functioning and delayed social skills in conjunction with below average academic achievement. Every attempt is made to integrate students into regular classrooms for electives. Students are provided with instructional tasks at the appropriate level on an individualized program.

Curriculum emphasis

  • the development of communication and decision making skills
  • career guidance and vocational preparation, including the opportunity of work experience placement at senior levels
  • consumer education
  • health and physical fitness
  • instruction in functional academic skills
  • community awareness
  • social skill development

 

STUDENT PROFILE

Students are appropriate for placement in this program when they meet the Ministry criteria for a Mild Intellectual Disability (K).

 

SELECTION SCREENING

Secondary LAC referrals must be submitted to the Screening Committee.

 

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 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

1 SSA

 

PROGRAM LOCATIONS

Eric Hamber Secondary

John Oliver Secondary 

Killarney Secondary (Connections)     

Vancouver Technical Secondary