Flexibility to adapt to the changing needs of students is an important feature of inclusive education programming. Specific delivery models for individualized programs may vary from class to class and from school to school depending on the needs of the individual students.
St. Margaret School is designed to meet the unique needs of students with complex emotional and behavioural challenges and neurodevelopmental disorders. Families may choose a program at St. Margaret School because their child is not currently experiencing success in their community school setting or need additional specialized services.
The diverse learning needs of the students who attend St. Margaret require a personalized approach to learning that focuses on developing student competencies.
Our goal is to engage students in their learning and to develop the knowledge and capacity of their community school to create learning environments and opportunities that support the transition of students back to their community school. Students who attend St. Margaret School may have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (GIST program) or an Emotional Behavioural Disorder (PBS program), although a diagnosis is not required.
THE LEARNING TEAM
The learning team of St. Margaret School includes: Learning Coach, Classroom Teachers, Psychologists, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Speech and Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Family School Liaison Workers, Early Learning Facilitators and Therapeutic Assistants. Assistive Technology also plays a key role in programming. St. Margaret School is also an ECSD site for Therapeutic Play or Play Therapy for students requiring this support. The Learning Team supports all programming at St. Margaret School.
For more information regarding St. Margaret School, contact your community school or Inclusive Programming at 780 989-3000.