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Special Education Program

BHNCDSB: Secondary Special Education

The Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board strives to meet the educational needs of a wide variety of learners at the secondary level. The Special Education Department is committed to meeting the needs of all students to ensure they reach their full potential.

Special Education at Assumption College School

The development of each student’s abilities and potential is a shared responsibility. It is the role of Special Education Department staff to work with teachers, students, school personnel, parents and community agencies to provide options for school and life success for all students. Our special education services range from accommodating children in the regular classroom to supplying intensive individual support. In addition to helping our exceptional pupils, we offer a variety of student services programs, designed to help each child reach his or her potential.

Special Education learners

For students taking credit classes and working  towards an Ontario Secondary Scholl Diploma program expectations are accommodated and are based upon a student’s Individual Education Plan. This collaborative model provides services which are delivered primarily within the regular classroom through the classroom teachers and supported by the Special Education Resource staff. Appropriate intervention, time on task and feedback are key. The student becomes responsible for working with specific classroom teachers for precise accommodations and expectations in each class. This self-advocacy program assists the student in developing an understanding of their exceptionality and stresses that they are the key component in any plan of action. This also empowers the student to seek assistance and strategies necessary for them to be successful.

Supports available for Special Education Learners

The Learning Centre is a resource room supervised by subject specialty and resource teachers, and provides many services for our exceptional students.

  • Open daily during all four periods providing one-on-one support for students struggling with course content.
  • Opportunities for students to complete work missed because of extended absences and/or to provide a quiet work environment with academic support.
  • Students on an IEP who need accommodations during tests or examinations may write them in this room.
  • Numerous computers, free academic printing and staff dedicated to support students in all grades.

Click here for a powerpoint about IEP OSSLT  Student Presentation 2015-2016 School Year

Click here for a brochure about the Special Education Program

KEN

Language and Communication Development

This course is geared to the individual needs of the student and may include components from the following: reading, writing, oral and visual communications. Students will learn to communicate in a way that reflects Christ’s presence in each of us.

KMM

Numeracy and Numbers

This course is to the individual needs of the student and may include components from the following: understanding numbers, computation (addition and subtraction), linear, measurement, time, money, mass/ volume, temperature, math in the home/ workplace. This course helps the student to become a refl ective and creative thinker who evaluates situations and solves problems collaboratively
 

KBB

Money Management and Personal Banking

The IEP becomes the definition of the course and may include components from the following: setting and following a simple budget, understanding prices and taxes, depositing, withdrawing and maintaining a chequing and/or savings account, and using an Automated Banking Machine. This course will help students manage their money with some independence and responsibility.

KAL

Creative Arts for Enjoyment and Expression

This course is geared to the individual needs of the student and may include components from the following: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and the elements and principles of design. Students will recognize and appreciate their God-given creative talents.

KGL

Personal Life Skills

This course is geared to the individual needs of the student and may include components from the following: awareness of good nutrition, Canada’s Food Guide, Safe food handling and preparation, basic housekeeping skills, household safety skills, meal planning, personal goals, problem solving, coping strategies and interpersonal relationships. Students will recognize and appreciate God’s gift of food and the role of nutrition in maintaining a healthy body, mind and spirit.

KAL

Creative Arts for Enjoyment and Expression: Drama

This course is geared to the individual needs of the students. Students are given the opportunity to express themselves creatively within a dramatic framework. Students participate in a variety of activities (storytelling, monologues, role playing) to promote appropriate communication, social skills, self-esteem and independence.

KAL

Creative Arts for Enjoyment and Expression: Music

This course is geared to the learner interested in general music appreciation. Various musical styles from past and present will be explored, including both instrumental and vocal genres. Students will learn the basics of musical notation, and further develop their ability to sing and/or perform in tune.

KPH

Choice Making for Healthy Living: Religion

This course is geared to the individual needs of the students and offers the opportunity to explore their faith through music, crafts and storytelling. Students earn respect for themselves and each other through these activities. God’s gifts to each person are recognized and appreciated.

KGW

Exploring the World of Work

The IEP becomes the definition of the course and may include components from the following: employability skills, interpersonal relationships, communication skills, personal hygiene, job placement experience, job search techniques, resume writing, letter of application, job application forms, job interview, safety in the workplace, characteristics of a good employee. Students will grow in appreciation of their God-given talents and learn to share their strengths with others.

KHD

Social Skills Development

This course is geared to the individual needs of each student. The school mission statement is the guiding philosophy of the course. The emphasis is for students to become responsible, respectable individuals who are ready to serve the world in the Spirit of Christ. Through role-play, in class activities, self –esteem workshops and life skill activities students will be given an opportunity to share their talents and gifts with staff and peers.

KCW

Exploring Our World: Geography

This course is geared to the individual needs of the student and may include components from the following: Canadian identity, community, current events, world issues, travel, tourism, climate and the environment, media works, communication and mapping skills. Students will recognize and appreciate God’s creation and their responsibility as His stewards.

KCW

Exploring Our World: Science

This course is geared to the individual needs of the student and may include components from the following: safety at home and in the work place including electrical and chemical safety, understanding temperature changes in relation to everyday events, understanding of bacteria and the relationship to expiry dates on consumable items. Students will recognize and appreciate God’s creation and understand their responsibility for the preservation of the environment.

KNA

First Canadians

The course offers students the opportunity to understand our heritage and culture. This course provides the cultural history of the students local, provincial, and national areas. With this information, students have a better understanding of others and themselves.

KPF

Personal Health and Fitness

This course is geared to the individual needs of the student who will be involved in a variety of leisure activities to increase sportsmanship, cooperation and improve gross motor skills. Students will learn to respect and maintain their body as it was created in the likeness of God.

KPP

Self Help and Self Care

The IEP becomes the definition of the course and may include components from the following: understanding of the importance of personal grooming and hygiene, awareness of patterns in their daily lives, positive attitude toward themselves and others, an awareness of health and safety practices and advocacy skills, problem solving. Students will recognize and appreciate their role as stewards of their own body.

KTT

Computer Studies: Technology

This course enables students to understand the technological and computer concepts they need in order to design, develop and build usable products and/or deliver services, and to pursue further technological education studies. Students will use the technological design process and a variety of tools and software to solve problems, complete projects, and strengthen their communication skills. Technological education encompasses both broad-based technology and computer studies, each of which is unique in its approach to curriculum content and delivery.