Special Education

Special Education

Special Education - Secondary

Overview of Services

At secondary, the Program Leader of Special Education can assist students with special education needs.

The Program Leader of Special Education:

  • facilitates the development and implementation of the Individual Education Plan (I.E.P.) and the Identification Placement and Review Committee (I.P.R.C.)
  • provides Learning Strategies techniques
  • advocates for the special needs student
  • administers educational assessments
  • requests psychological assessments
  • makes recommendations for resource withdrawal
  • provides support to the classroom teacher

Secondary students identified with special needs can earn up to four credits in Learning Strategies with one course substituted as a compulsory credit.

Learning Strategies courses, Skills for Success in Secondary School, help students become more independent and efficient learners, while increasing their personal management skills.

These courses are designed to increase a student’s confidence, motivation and ability to learn and develop skills in the following areas:

  • numeracy and literacy
  • communication
  • study and test preparation
  • organization and planning
  • goal setting
  • self-advocacy
  • inquiry and research
  • computer use including assistive technology

Assistive Technology

All students at C.V.D.C.S. have access to technology for classroom use. Students that benefit from assistive technology for reading and writing can make use of Google Read and Write within their G Suite, accessed through their Rainbow Schools Google accounts. Students with individual education plans also have access to specialized equipment based on individual needs.

Literacy Development Resources

Levelled Literacy Intervention reading groups provide targeted support to address areas of need in students’ decoding and comprehension skills.
Lexia Core 5 and Lexia Power Up provide additional support for students with needs in literacy.