Educational Services Supports

Talk to your Classroom Teacher, Principal or Vice-Principal about the following personnel to support schools and students:

Adolescent Care Workers (Secondary) provide social, emotional, and other related support to students and assist with accessing community and district supports.

Assistive Technology District Resource Teachers provide training to staff and students regarding technology as an instructional tool and work with the Specialized Equipment Amount (SEA) technician who orders specialized equipment for students.

Autism Team provides support for students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The multidisciplinary team includes a Special Education Program Coordinator, Secondary Autism Support Teacher, Student Support Counsellor, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Student Support Counsellor and Speech-Language Pathologist.

Behaviour Action Team provides support for students who are exhibiting a high level of behaviour at school and may be a risk to themselves and others. The multidisciplinary team includes
Clinical Consultants, School Attendance Counsellors, Student Support Counsellors, the Aboriginal Resource Student Support Counsellor and the Itinerant Behaviour Teacher.

Clinical Consultants provide consultation and psycho-educational assessments for students to assist schools in developing appropriate programming to meet students’ needs and to address mental health concerns.

Community Threat Assessment Protocol (Fair Notice Letter) - LDSB and Community partners are committed to keeping schools safe for students and staff.  As per the protocol, all partners will respond appropriately to all student behaviours that pose a potential risk to other students, staff, and members of the community.

District Learning Centres provide intensive student support in select sites across the district and can only be accessed through a referral process.

Guidance Counsellors (Secondary) provide support for students in the areas of academic and career development in order to support students in obtaining their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

Home/Hospital Instruction is available through a referral process for students who are unable to attend school due to a medical diagnosis.   Tutorial support is assigned to provide up to three hours per week in order to support the continuation of the student’s educational program.

Lead and Support Student Success Teachers (Secondary) assist students who are at risk of not achieving one or more credits. Success teachers work directly and indirectly with students, both in the regular classroom and in small group environments.

Learning Program Support Teachers (Secondary) provide program support to both students and teachers in special education, direct service for students, programming, Individual Education Plan (IEP) development, and assist with accessing community and district supports.

School Attendance Counsellors respond to referrals regarding habitually absent students, and provide consultative support to school staff and parents.

School to Community Team provides support for students identified as having a Developmental Disability which includes a Special Education Program Coordinator, Student Support Counsellor, Speech-Language Pathologist, and Transition Planning Coordinator.

Specialized Services for Students With Hearing Loss or Visual Impairments - The Hearing Support Teachers and Vision Support Teacher provide individualized service for students. The Resource Teacher provides consultation, program support, professional development, and arranges interpreting services upon request.

Speech-Language Pathologists assess students for speech and/or language difficulties, provide articulation support, and consultative support to school staff.

Student Support Counsellors (Elementary) help address the behavioural, emotional and social needs of children, provide behavioural problem solving, programming, and school support.

Student Support Teachers (Elementary) provide program support to both students and teachers in special education, programming, IEP development, and assist with accessing community and district supports.