OT and SLP
Students and classes are supported part-time by an Occupational Therapist and a Speech-Language Pathologist.
These services focus upon supporting students with strategies for regulation, executive functioning, practical and functional language and developing engaging and supportive classroom environments. Although the services are predominantly found in the younger years of Teams 1 and 2, high-school students also receive the services when necessary.
If students require one-to-one work with Occupational Therapy or Speech-Language support, their needs are met based on priority.
Our Occupational Therapists and Speech-Language Pathologists consult with classroom staff and observe lessons so that they can determine if the supports which they would provide one student could in fact positively impact the entire class. When it is recognized that whole groups will benefit from the strategies provided, a Universal Design approach is undertaken, where all students are able to access the supports from Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology. This allows us to maximize the opportunities to support as many students as possible.