Support for Students at the CBE

Our students’ success is our top priority and we understand that our students live complex lives and that many factors both in the school and outside of school can affect their ability to learn. The CBE offers a variety of services (such as Culture and Linguistic Support, Exceptional and Special Needs, and Psychological Services) to support students, their families and our school, so students can be successful learners. Visit the CBE website to learn more.​​​​

Student Support at Marion Carson

Throughout the school year teachers and administration work together to provide extra supports for students in their classroom and sometimes in a pullout situation. This support may come in the form of consultation and assessment by

  • Occupational Therapists (OT)
  • Physio Therapists (PT)
  • Speech Language Pathologists (SLP)
  • Mental Health Strategists
  • Complex Needs Strategists
  • Inclusive Practice Strategists
  • Early Learning Strategists
  • Gifted Strategists
  • Indigenous Education: Diversity and Learning Support Advisor
  • Psychologists

There are a multitude of strategies provided to teachers to implement in their daily routine. Prior to receiving these strategies the school will have several conversations between teachers and administrators to carefully look at each child‟s need who they feel needs extra support. These discussions are called School Learning Team (SLT) meetings. Following these meetings we can ask for support directly from our OT, PT, SLP and early learning strategists. When it is decided that further consultation is needed from the remaining support listed above, the Area Support Team (ALT) is contacted who will review the needs of the child and send out the appropriate people to work with the school.

For children whose families are considering gifted designation and program, the process has changed slightly. In the past, families and schools had often been working diligently at the last moment in January each school year to complete psycho-educational assessments and fill out documentation so children could be considered for a gifted program. This has changed for this school year. Now “schools require 6 weeks to develop an IPP and require a copy of the psychoeducational assessment by September 8, 2019.” If you are planning this option, there is not much time left to provide us with an assessment. As a school, we are not able to go through the process to acquire an assessment. If a gifted program is something you may be considering for your child, this is something we should be working toward this year to complete for next school year.

Student Services

Student Support at Marion Carson

Throughout the school year teachers and administration work together to provide extra supports for students in their classroom and sometimes in a pullout situation. This support may come in the form of consultation and assessment by

  • Occupational Therapists (OT)
  • Physio Therapists (PT)
  • Speech Language Pathologists (SLP)
  • Mental Health Strategists
  • Complex Needs Strategists
  • Inclusive Practice Strategists
  • Early Learning Strategists
  • Gifted Strategists
  • Indigenous Education: Diversity and Learning Support Advisor
  • Psychologists

There are a multitude of strategies provided to teachers to implement in their daily routine. Prior to receiving these strategies the school will have several conversations between teachers and administrators to carefully look at each child‟s need who they feel needs extra support. These discussions are called School Learning Team (SLT) meetings. Following these meetings we can ask for support directly from our OT, PT, SLP and early learning strategists. When it is decided that further consultation is needed from the remaining support listed above, the Area Support Team (ALT) is contacted who will review the needs of the child and send out the appropriate people to work with the school.

For children whose families are considering gifted designation and program, the process has changed slightly. In the past, families and schools had often been working diligently at the last moment in January each school year to complete psycho-educational assessments and fill out documentation so children could be considered for a gifted program. This has changed for this school year. Now “schools require 6 weeks to develop an IPP and require a copy of the psychoeducational assessment by September 8, 2019.” If you are planning this option, there is not much time left to provide us with an assessment. As a school, we are not able to go through the process to acquire an assessment. If a gifted program is something you may be considering for your child, this is something we should be working toward this year to complete for next school year.

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