Multi Disciplinary Team
RCSD Speech and Language Services
part of your school’s multidisciplinary School-Linked Team, the
Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) works with teachers, parents and students
to build success in the classroom and help children communicate in everyday
settings. SLPs work with teachers and the education team to adapt classroom
activities for students with communication difficulties, assist teachers in
integrating language-based strategies into curricular lessons in order to
facilitate student success, and share information, strategies and resources.
SLPs also partner with families to help children communicate successfully.
that SLPs support include language, emergent literacy, social communication,
voice and resonance, stuttering, and speech sounds.
Speech and Language Pathologist
Speech-Language Pathologists provide
speech and language services to children in the classroom along with other
members of the multi-disciplinary team. They work closely with teachers, the
Occupational Therapist, Behavioural Specialist, Psychologist, Physical
Therapist, Family Liaison Worker, Consultant and assistants.
All of the programs are welcoming to
children and speech language strategies are incorporated into the child's
Emotional Behavioral Specialist
Emotional Behavioural Specialist is part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team
offering additional support to students and schools at Edmonton Catholic
Schools. The EBS works closely with the classroom and administrative teams to
support students with emotional and behavioural challenges. The EBS can
provide whole class or small group strategies for classroom teachers to
facilitate emotional and social learning. In addition, the EBS can create
individualized Behaviour Support Plans for students to build skills or
provide strategies to reduce the occurrence of challenging behaviour in the
Therapeutic Assistant in Behavioral
Assistant in Behavioral Therapy (TABT) works under the Emotional Behavioral
Specialist (EBS) to provide positive behaviour support to the school. This
includes collaboration with other school staff to develop and implement
effective strategies at the whole-group, small-group, and individual levels.
Some of the areas we target are social skills, emotional learning, anxiety,
and self-help/life skills.
Gross Motor Team
The PE Specialist / Kinesiologist
works to support students’ gross motor development in conjunction with the
larger gross motor team which also includes Physical Therapy and Adapted PE.
Together, they identify a child’s functional abilities and establish a plan
to help them develop in areas of need. They work with the school team to
determine any impact on school function (e.g. classroom mobility,
participation in DPA, access to the building/surrounding areas, etc.) and to
implement strategies to mitigate those challenges (e.g. providing mobility
equipment, offering consultation on adapting/modifying physical education,
providing recommendations to improve accessibility, etc.). We provide
recommendations on classroom DPA, integrating movement opportunities into
classroom routine, and specific exercise/activities to promote gross motor
This is a collaborative relationship
between parents, teachers, students, classroom staff and other specialists.
The integration of all perspectives helps to ensure the provision of
meaningful and practical support for each student.
Family School Liaison Worker
Family School Liaison Workers in Edmonton Catholic Schools are
Registered Social Workers. FSLW’s foster a connection between child/student,
parent and school community. As a social worker in the school, they can help
the school through program planning, implementation and evaluation of various
programs. FSLW thrive to support any and every family, whether that’s
supporting a family with resources, home visitation, as well as formal and
informal counseling. Social workers are here to advocate and support our
families anyway we can.
part of the MDT, the psychologist’s role is diverse and includes consulting
to schools, families, and other MDT members. It may include classroom
observations and interventions, informal or formal assessment and, in some
instances, it may include counselling services.