Secondary Strategies

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Student Group:
Special Education

Secondary Strategies is a program designed for students who have a significant neurologically-based learning disability which affects the consistency of their academic work.

Secondary Strategies is a program designed for students who have a significant neurologically-based learning disability which affects the consistency of their academic work. The program offers a supportive environment for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular program with necessary adaptations.

Curriculum Emphasis

  • individualized or small group instruction with a focus on functional skills;
  • providing students with a wide range of experiences designed to increase self-esteem and feelings of success, as well as a social skills program to develop interpersonal skills and independence;
  • community-based instruction.

 

STUDENT PROFILE

Students are considered appropriate for this program when they:

  • have average potential and exhibit a scattered cognitive profile;
  • have a neurological impairment which affects their consistent performance in cognitive functioning, perceptual motor development, language application, social maturity and ability to work independently;
  • have learning outcomes that are substantially different from expectations in the regular curriculum;
  • need extensive program modifications.

 

SELECTION/SCREENING

Secondary Strategies program referrals must be submitted to the Screening Committee.

 

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED

□ referral to Screening form

□ psychological assessment

□ neurological and/or pediatric assessment

□ speech and language assessment (if available)

□ Individual Education Plan (IEP)

□ reports from pertinent community agencies/specialists, (if available)

□ hearing screening

□ 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 in 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 LOCATION

University Hill Secondary