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Education Support Services

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 Clinicians, 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:

Staying Well Workshops

Educational Support Services hosted a number of free, virtual workshops for caregivers and families in 2023-24.  All SJASD caregivers with interest in any one of these areas were encouraged to attend.


How to Support Your Child with ADHD
​Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. (registration open)
Presenters: Maria Phelps, Kristy Wake, Tracey Eagle, & Potoula Locken

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that affects millions of children and often continues into adulthood. ADHD includes a combination of challenges, such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior. Children and adolescents with ADHD may also struggle with low self-esteem, school anxiety, troubled relationships, and poor performance in school. However, children and adolescents with ADHD can learn strategies to be successful. In this free, virtual workshop for caregivers that know or suspect their child has ADHD, we will be providing information on assessment, strategies, and interventions that set your child or teen up for success at school and beyond.  


Dyslexia_graphic_v1_Instagram.jpgStaying 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.​


Please note the previously advertised workshop “Helping Families Cope When a Loved One has an Addictions" has been cancelled.

Browse our library of past Staying Well Workshops, including coping with dyslexia, anxiety, resilience, stress, and academic success.

Contact Us

2574 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3J 0H8 204-888-7951 204-831-0859
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Jan. 2–5, 2024/Winter Break Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.