Life Skills Program

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Student Group:
Special Education

The Elementary Life Skills Programs are small supportive classes for students with Moderate to Severe Intellectual Disabilities (C) or Autism (G).

The Elementary Life Skills Programs are small supportive classes for students with Moderate to Severe Intellectual Disabilities (C) or Autism (G). Many of the students in these programs have challenging behaviours. Each student has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and works at his/her own level on a modified curriculum.

Curriculum emphasis:

  • improving communication skills
  • developing a communication system (for non-verbal students)
  • encouraging basic reading, writing and math skills
  • teaching self-care skills and personal care
  • encouraging appropriate social and behavioural skills

 

STUDENT PROFILE

Students are appropriate for placement in this program when they:

  • meet the Ministry criteria for Moderate to Severe Intellectual Disabilities (C) or Autism (G)
  • have behaviour problems and/or special learning needs that cannot be addressed in the regular classroom

 

SELECTION SCREENING

Referral to the Life Skills programs are made through the Screening Committee.

 

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED

□ Psychological Assessment

□ IEP

□ Speech and Language Assessment (where appropriate)

□ 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

Grade 3 to 7 (8 - 12 years of age)

1 Teacher

2 SSAs

 

PROGRAM LOCATION

Brock Elementary