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Multi-Disciplinary Team Supporting Inclusive Programming

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Multi-Disciplinary Team – Early Learning 


In Early Learning, all children receive the benefits and supports of a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) in an inclusive setting within the classroom. 

The MDT may provide services that may include assessments and/or strategies modelled and shared with the school team. Children that qualify for Program Unit Funding (PUF) have the assistance of our MDT to help support them to be able to fully participate in Early Learning programming to the best of their abilities. The MDT works collaboratively to address the needs of children while concurrently building capacity with Teachers, Early Learning Facilitators (ELF), Educational Assistants (EA), families and other relevant stakeholders. Intervention provided by the MDT can continue to be implemented by classroom staff as needed. 

The MDT may include:

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Grade 1 - 12​


In grades 1 through 12, students receive the benefits and supports of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT). Some of the specialized services on the Grade 1 to 12 multi-disciplinary teams are provided through the Regional Collaborative Service Delivery Model (RCSD). Strategies from the MDT are modelled and shared with the school team. Also, the Early Learning MDT provides some additional services to grade 1.​

The MDT may include:​​



Occupational Therapist (OT)

Assist with adaptations and/or recommendations 
to increase skills across a variety of environments.  
They support children who may have challenges 
in the following areas:
  • Sensory processing
  • Self-Regulation
  • Fine and Gross motor skills
  • Visual perception skills


Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)
Provide speech and language services.  
They support children who may have challenges 
in the following areas:  
  • Clear and fluent speech
  • Comprehension of language
  • Expression of thoughts and ideas

Emotional Behaviour Specialist (EBS)
Work to provide children, families and school staff 

with social, emotional and behavioural supports.  
They support children who may have challenges the following key areas:
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Emotional and Physical well-being
  • Group behavior

Family School Liason Worker (FSLW)

FSLW’s evaluate and address the needs of children/students and families. FSLW’s will provide the following supports and services to children/students and families:

  • Conduct individual evaluations of child/student and family needs
  • Develop an appropriate intervention plan consistent with curriculum; child/students’ needs, strengths, diversity and life experiences; and social and emotional factors
  • Provide intervention, support, case management and case planning for complex children/students and their families including high-risk youth and their families​



Other services / supports as needed include:

  • Fine Art Specialists (support visual arts, music, movement)
  • Adapted Phys. Ed. Specialist /Kinesiology (support the development efficient movement and endurance to allow for optimal participation in a variety of physical activities)
  • Physical Therapists (provide assessments, consultations, intervention)
  • ​Psychologists (provide assessments, consultations, Therapeutic Play, intervention)
  • Multi-cultural Animators (provide rich language and listening opportunities in child’s first language with English Language Learning scaffolds)
  • Mental Health Therapists (provide individualized therapeutic support to students with school-based mental health needs)​

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The MDT works collaboratively to address the needs of students while concurrently building capacity with Teachers, Educational Assistants (EA), Therapeutic Assistans, families and relevant stakeholders. Intervention provided by the MDT can continue to be implemented by classroom staff as needed. Click on the link​ for information on Regional Collaborative Service Delivery​.​

Click here for information on The Multi-Disciplinary Team Pre-K to Grade 12​​​