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A predetermined plan of action to address potential student safety concerns to minimize risk for the student and others.

New learning built on previous knowledge. This is an educational method that focuses on teacher support leading to the student being self-sufficient.
A governmentally approved, specialized class that students may attend when he/she is unable to attend schools in their area because of the care needs and/or treatment the programs. The number “23” refers to the related section in the Grants for Student Needs and the number could be revised at any time.

A diagnosed condition in which an individual cannot or will not speak, in specific situations that usually contain conversation.

An area of student need, involving difficulty with the self-expression of one’s needs.

An area of student need, involving a negative concept of one’s abilities and worth.

An area of student need involving thoughts, feelings, statements and/or actions of harming or killing oneself.

An area of student need, involving difficulty with using appropriate behaviours for a given situation.

An area of student need, involving difficulty with the way that the brain takes in information from the senses.

An area of student need, involving difficulty with following logical steps to solve a problem.

An acronym often used in the development of modified and alternative learning expectations to ensure they are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Reasonable and Time limited.

An area of student need, involving difficulties with social interactions.

Funding that helps provide the assistive equipment prescribed to help a student. The funding is supplied by the Ontario Ministry of Education.
The finical support from the Ontario Ministry of Education in response to exceptionally high needs students.

A formal exceptionality, identified by an Identification Placement and Review Committee (IPRC), in the category of Communication.

Speech to text (STT) software is a type of assistive technology program that converts words that are spoken aloud to electronic written text to support increased demonstration of learning and independence. SST can also be referred to as dictation or Speech Recognition Programs.

A diagnosed medical condition that occurs when a serious birth abnormality in the spinal cord occurs, leaving the spinal cord lacking in its usual protective skeletal and soft tissue coverings.

Well developed skills in a specific area, often associated with those who have ASD.
An in-school team meeting of educators, possibly including parents and students, intended to determine the next steps in meeting the student’s needs.

Student needs are deficits in specific skills that impede academic, physical, behavioural, and self help activities in daily living or social achievement. Student needs are determined by teachers and/or other professionals (sometimes through formal assessments) and in consultation with parents/guardians. Student needs can be effectively addressed through appropriate teaching strategies.

An area of student need involving students taking illegal drugs, over-taking legal drugs/medications and/or consuming alcohol. Students may abuse drugs/alcohol for purposes of recreation and/or for other purposes, like laxatives for weight control, simulants to improve performance in school or sports, or steroids for growth.

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