District Learning Centre (Learning Disability)

Junior Learning Disability Support Programs

The Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC)’s option of first consideration for placement is the regular classroom. Underlying this option is a focus on provision of individualized support through program delivery in the regular classroom. Individualized support, whether provided in a regular classroom setting or through more intensive resource withdrawal or special education class placements, will be provided to exceptional students within the framework of the Board’s available resources.

The Junior Learning Disability Support Program is a short-term, intensive withdrawal program specifically designed to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities in the junior grades. Junior Learning Disability Support Programs offer intensive instruction and interventions in Literacy to promote independent learning across the curriculum for students with learning disabilities in the junior grades. Students attend a Junior Learning Disability Support Program for a half-day. Programming focuses on core Ministry of Ontario Curriculum expectations and also alternative curriculum areas. A core focus involves preparing students for a return to full-time attendance in a regular classroom.

Learning Disability Support Program Teachers also act as resources to parents and educators. They offer consultative support to schools and foster strong links with the wider school community by providing a variety of direct and system supports.


District Learning Centre
Program Structure
Junior Support Programs
Grades 4 to 6
Half Time Programs