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Strategies Program

Program Description 

Strategies programming supports students with learning disabilities whose intelligence is measured as average to above average and who have significant academic delays. Learning disabilities are complex and can vary from person to person, requiring flexible instruction that meets each student’s unique needs.

Goals

  • Improve academic skills
  • Develop strategies to manage learning challenges with the goal of returning to regular programming as soon as possible
  • Improved reading, writing, listening and comprehension skills
  • Application of strategies for studying, remembering and organizing information
  • Increased responsibility for learning—planning ahead, setting goals and monitoring progress
  • Visual aids, concrete examples and hands-on activities
  • Smaller classes for more targeted instruction
  • Opportunities to access other classes for instruction in a student’s area of strength

Eligibility

To be eligible for programming, students must be:

  • in Grades 4 to 6
  • diagnosed with a learning disability
  • demonstrating significant academic delays despite adequate intellectual, linguistic, sensory and emotional development

Contact your child’s school for information about eligibility and special education programming options.

Alberta curriculum

All Edmonton Public Schools programming is based on curriculum determined by Alberta Education, regardless of the school or program. Students enrolled in Strategies will receive the same high-quality education offered in all of our programs.

Transportation

Most schools offering special education programming have some yellow busing options available. For more information about busing, contact your child’s school or call Student Transportation at 780-429-8585.

 

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Individual Support programming supports students with severe to profound developmental disabilities. Students may have physical, sensory or behavioural challenges, and/or medical conditions, requiring special accommodations.

GOALS

  • Build functional and communication skills that enhance quality of life

BENEFITS

  • Development of verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Development of small and large movements—grasping, reaching and handling different objects
  • Opportunities to explore the use of assistive technology or equipment

PROGRAM DELIVERY

  • Structured learning environment with regular routines and close supervision
  • Physical accommodations such as wheelchair access, specialized furniture and assistive technology
  • Smaller classes for more targeted instruction
  • Community service providers offer additional services for students as needed
  • Opportunities to participate in school-wide and recreational activities

ELIGIBILITY

Students must be 5 ½ to 19 years old with clinical diagnosis. Contact your child’s school for information about eligibility and special education programming options

ALBERTA CURRICULUM

All Edmonton Public Schools programming is based on curriculum determined by Alberta Education. Students enrolled in Individual Support will receive the same high-quality education offered in all of our programs.

TRANSPORTATION

Most schools offering special education programming have some yellow busing options available. For more information about busing, contact your child’s school or call Student Transportation at 780-429-8585.