Learning Assistance/Life skills
The Learning Assistance/Lifeskills class is a district program for students with special needs, who would benefit from a more supported program.
The focus of the program is to help students develop the following skills:
- Social skills
- Independence at home, community and school
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Reading and arithmetic required for daily living
A commitment from parents to follow through with agreed-upon porgram goals is imperative if each student is to achieve independence, an awareness of one's self and the community and development to the student's fullest potential.
Students can remain in the Learning Assistance/Lifeskills program through the age of 19. Upon reaching the age of 19 the student will earn a school leaving certificate instead of a Dogwood certificate.
Life Skills 2 Program
Lord Byng Life Skills 2 is a district program composed of students with a variety of developmental and physical disabilities. We have a maximum of thirteen students. Our staff consists of one special education teacher and three student support workers (SSW's).
The focus of our program is to assist students in achieving individual success and independence. Using both school and community-based instruction students have individual programs designed to meet their individual needs.
The main component of our program is developing social skills in a student centered, support-based and flexible learning environment. Through functional academics students are learning to be independent at school, home and in the community.
Life Skills 3 Program
The Life Skills 3 class is composed of students with a variety of developmental disabilities including Autism, Down's Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy. The students in our program range from grade eight through grade twelve.
Our primary goal is to nurture and develop as much independence as possible in our students using both community and school based instruction. Each student has an independent program designed to meet his or her individual needs. The scope of our program covers the following areas: functional academics; language and communication; physical education; community awareness; and social skill development.
Our objectives are to education students through integrative activities and help them function in and adapt to typical social and community environments. It is through guided access to a full range of community venues that our students gain the knowledge and self-confidence to participate as full members of our community
For more information please refer to the staff directory to search for the Life Skills teachers.