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Programs and Services

​​Programs and Services

Counselling Services
Sometimes students need help with personal and social matters. Elementary counsellors consult with and provide direct services to parents, teachers and administrators, in order to:

  • Assist students to reduce the impact of their behaviour on themselves and others
  • Assist students and parents to work on family related problems
  • Assist students to acquire appropriate social skills
  • Coordinate services when community agencies are involved

Autism Services
Children with autism often have significant delays in communication, perception, coordination, behaviour and self-help skills. Services for these students may include:

  • School based personnel
  • Consultation for district specialists for educational planning, communication and behaviour planning
  • Occupational therapist consultation
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Provincial outreach programs
Inclusive Support Services

Services for students who have Severe Intellectual Disabilities and/or physical impairments which make them dependent for all mobility are organized through the use of highly specific I.E.P.’s. Their programs may involve health, educational, para-professional and personal care support. These programs often access many community resources. Services for these students are provided by a multi-disciplinary team. Services may include:

  • District consultation (e.g., planning, speech, vision, hearing)
  • Physio-occupational therapists
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Community agency support
  • Provincial outreach programs
  • Community and career exploration

Learning Support Services

Services for children with Learning Disabilities are organized through the use of specific Individual Education Plan (I.E.P.) goals, which are directed towards the areas of weakness. Regular classroom instruction may need only minor modifications or adaptations. Services for these students may include:

  • School based personnel
  • District consultative services
Hearing Services

The Teacher of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing works with students, teachers and parents. They also liaise with a variety of community agencies supporting the deaf & hard of hearing. The Teacher of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing may provide:

  • Direct instruction
  • Teacher in-service
  • Consultation service
  • Direct liaison with certified Audiologists
  • Referral coordination to Provincial Programs for Oral and Signing Deaf students
Speech and Language Services

Speech Pathologists provide assessment, consultation and therapy to students with disorders of communication in the following areas:

  • Speech production
  • Language: Vocabulary, Sentence structure, Comprehension, Processing
  • Fluency disorders (stuttering)
  • Voice
  • Nonverbal students requiring augmentative communication systems

Speech Pathologists work with parents and teachers and liaise with outside agencies.

Services for students with Moderate Intellectual Disabilities 
Children with moderate intellectual disabilities often have significant delays in communication, perception, coordination and self-help skills. Services for these students may include:

  • Learning Assistance
  • District consultation
  • School based personnel
  • Community access and work experience
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Occupational therapy consultation
Vision Services

The Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments works with parents, teachers and students. They work with the children that have been diagnosed as visually impaired by an appropriate medical specialist. The Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments may provide:

  • Teacher in-service
  • Direct instruction
  • Orientation and mobility services
  • Liaison with community agencies

Services for Students with Mild Intellectual Disabilities

Classroom teachers and Learning Assistance teachers provide the "front line assistance" for most children with mild intellectual disabilities. Services for these students may include:

  • School based personnel (Learning Assistance)
  • District consultative services
  • Speech/Language consultation
  • Occupational Therapy consultation
  • Work experience
​ELL (English Language Learners) Services

ELL teachers work with students who are learning to speak English. Service starts with a referral from the student’s school. ELL teachers work with administrators, teachers and parents to assist students with:

  • Language development
  • Pronunciation
  • Cultural adaptation
  • Fluency
District Psychologists

The District Psychologists provide psychological services and consultation for students, parents and teachers in order to address learning, behaviour and emotional concerns. The District Psychologists provide psycho-educational assessments as part of the process in addressing these concerns.

Individual Education Plan

Once a student is identified as meeting the criteria for special needs, teachers, parents and other caregivers come together to develop an Individual Education Plan (I.E.P.) An I.E.P. outlines what parents, students, and others can expect regarding a specific student’s educational program. An I.E.P. contains:

  • Goals: what we want to accomplish.
  • Objectives: steps along the way to the goals.
  • Methods: how we will get results.
  • Evaluation: how will we know that we achieved the goals?
Consultation Services

The district employs a collaborative, consultative format in which teachers, parents and support staff jointly plan programs for students. Currently, consultation services are provided for:

  • Children with behavioural and emotional problems
  • Children with speech and language problems
  • Children with vision and/or hearing problems
  • Children requiring physio or occupational therapy
  • Children with mild, moderate and severe learning problems
  • Hospitalized/home-bound children.
Employability Skills Program

Secondary students in special or alternative programs are provided with:

  • Pre-employment and life skills training
  • Supervised work experiences in the community
  • Training, placement and evaluation

We are very excited to see how many employers of Mission have embraced our program to have our students join their workforce for experience in the working community!

School-based Assessment include:
  • Academic assessment
  • Assessment of personal and social responsibility.
District Assessments include:
  • Psycho-educational assessment
  • Behavioural assessment
  • Hearing Screening
  • Physio/occupational or special services assessment
  • English as a Second Language assessment
  • Speech and Language assessment