A predetermined plan of action to address potential student safety concerns to minimize risk for the student and others.
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 area of student need, involving difficulties with social interactions.
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.
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.