Special Education

Identifying The Needs of Exceptional Pupils

Exceptional pupils are identified as such by an Identification, Placement, and Review Committee (IPRC). Upon receiving a written request from a student's parent(s)/guardian(s), the principal of the school must refer the student to an IPRC. The IPRC will decide whether the student is an exceptional pupil and, if so, what type of educational placement is appropriate.

The Individual Education Plan (IEP)

An IEP is a written plan describing the special education program and/or services required by a particular student, based on a thorough assessment of the student's strengths and needs that affect the student's ability to learn and demonstrate learning.

The Ministry of Education has provided school boards with a variety of resources to support daily physical activity. The teacher resource guides to support the implementation of daily physical activity in elementary schools are available on the Ministry of Education's website. School Effectiveness Framework

IEP 101 Online Workshop

Assistive Technology

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board entered into a partnership with the Provincial Schools Branch of the Ministry of Education to increase teacher capacity and student individual learning skills. Over the last three years, the Provincial Schools has enabled us to sustain the assistive technology component of our intervention model through training and direct capital investments in technology including computers, software, and equipment. This successful partnership led to a replication of the provincial schools' model for students with severe learning disabilities in Northern Ontario, a historic first for education in the province.

Role of the Resource Teacher

Special Assignment Resource Teachers receive specialized training in the use of assistive technology, assessment strategies, and in meeting the needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Their focus is to help better meet the needs of our students requiring services of the Special Education Department.

Special Education Advisory Commitee

Our mission at the Northeastern Catholic District School Board is to ensure an attitude of welcomed acceptance and that a celebration of individual differences is encouraged and supported among pupils, parents and staff in our Catholic schools.

At the Northeastern Catholic District School Board we believe that...

Parent Guide

Download a Parent's Guide to Special Education

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Monthly Meeting Schedule

Special Education Plan for 2013-2014

Policy/Program Memorandum No. 149

Special Education Information Available on the Ministry Website