Students who receive regularly scheduled assistance have an IEP (Individual Education Plan) in place which is developed through team meetings with parents, staff and district personnel. The plan outlines specific goals, strategies and the monitoring of student progress.
Learning Assistance is a program coordinated by a teacher(s) who works with students requiring support in meeting their individual learning goals. This can take the form of one-on-one assistance or small group instruction in the Learning Assistance Centre or in the student’s classroom. The duties of the Learning Assistance teacher include assessment, observation, direct instruction, coordination of resources for classroom teachers and acting as liason between staff and district personnel.
Early Intervention is a district sponsored program coordinated by a teacher who works with early primary students. This program is designed specifically to support students who are having difficulty mastering early literacy skills of reading, writing and spelling. This can take the form of one-on-one or small group instruction in the Early Intervention room. Parent support is essential for this program as students bring home daily reading and writing for extra practice.
Teacher Assistants support students’ academic and social needs by working with students in one-on-one or small group situations, both in and out of the classroom.
School Behaviour Team
This team consists of representatives from the Canyon Lister staff and may also include district personnel. Its purpose is to consult with staff, students and parents in order to problem solve and design a plan to ensure a student’s success in his/her academic and social needs. This team meets as needed to establish goals, consequences and to monitor student progress.