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School Learning Team

The Edmonton Catholic School Division provides programming for students with diverse learning or special education needs according to the Alberta Education Standards for Special Education. To support students requiring Individual Program Plans, your child's school will develop and Inclusive Education Profile and staff a school team to best meet the identified needs of students within the school community.  The most important member of the School Team is you, the parent.  Your child's school will rely on you to communicate your child's strengths and needs and collaborate with members of the school and division staff who are also on the school team.

All schools will include the classroom teacher(s), school administration and learning coach on the School Team supporting your child's individualized programming plan.  Some schools may also have educational assistants available for support to students.
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In addition, a school may staff some of the following multi-disciplinary team members:

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  • Emotional Behavioural Specialist
  • Psychologist
  • Mental Health Therapist
  • Family School Liaison Worker
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Braille Transcriber
  • ASL Interpreter
  • Therapeutic Assistants in: 
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Speech and Language
  • Occupational Therapy


To support School Teams, the department of Inclusive Education in ECSD has the following staff available, depending on the diverse learning or special education needs of your child:

  • Inclusive Programming Consultant
  • Assistive Technology Specialist
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  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
  • Educational Audiologist
  • Vision Specialist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Behaviour Analyst  


The role of the administrative team is to provide leadership, direction and coordination within the school.

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Learning Coaches work together with classroom teachers, multi-disciplinary team members, students and parents to remove barriers and create opportunities to enhance student learning and create learning experiences that are accessible, effective and engaging for all students.

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A school team can access the services of their consultant in a variety of ways. Their role is to provide support and assistance to teachers programming for students with diverse learning needs.

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Specialized services and supports may be available for students as needed. Specialized services and supports may be provided by Multi-Disciplinary Team members.

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