Educational Support Services (E.S.S.) provides clinical support services to children, youth, parents and teachers in the St. James-Assiniboia School Division. Our professional team includes: Speech/Language Pathologists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Reading Clinicans, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and a Behaviour Intervention Team.
Objectives of Educational Support Services
- To meet the needs of children in the learning process
- To provide intervention on an individual, family and small group basis
- To assist in the early identification of children with special needs, and social, emotional, learning and communicating concerns
- To assist teaching staff and parents to provide an environment which enhances learning
- To provide workshops and in-servicing for school staff, other professionals, and parents with respect to children's learning, social and emotional difficulties
- To foster interagency cooperation and partnerships with community-based services
Educational Support Services Protocol
The following protocol is meant to guide the process of supporting and working effectively with students with exceptional needs learning in the St. James-Assiniboia School Division. We encourage parents and guardians to review this document to gain an understanding of process, roles, and how we support students with exceptional needs:
This fall, Educational Support Services is hosting a free, virtual workshop for caregivers that know or suspect their child has dyslexia. All SJASD caregivers with concerns in this area are encouraged to sign up.
Staying Well Virtual Workshop: Supporting Students with Dyslexia
Tuesday, November 28, 2023, 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Does your smart child struggle with reading, writing, or mathematics? If so, we can help you help your child or teen. Children and adolescents with a Specific Learning Disability such as dyslexia may also struggle with low self-esteem, self-regulation, and school anxiety. In this free, interactive session for caregivers that know or suspect their child has dyslexia, we will be providing information on assessment, strategies and interventions that set your child up for academic success at school and beyond.
Registration for Staying Well is now open. Please email Debbie Neufeld to sign up. The virtual workshop will take place on Teams. A link will be sent a few days prior to workshop.
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