School Resource Services
Classroom teachers may request to collaborate with the Resource Teacher to assess and meet the special needs of a student. Together with parents, we make decisions to provide students with the support they need to be successful.
The most rewarding setting in which to meet the special needs of students is the regular classroom; however, we have found that some types of programs and support service can better be delivered outside of the classroom. The Resource Program for a given student may include having the Resource Teacher or an assistant provide help in the classroom or the student may visit the Resource Teacher in a small group setting.
A student may be referred to our Shared Services if we feel that an assessment by the Educational Psychologist, Occupational Therapist and/or Speech and Language Pathologist is needed. Our speech programming is supported by a shared Coordinator, who provides a more frequent and concentrated intervention for students.
St. Paul’s School has access to the services of a School Social Worker, who is part of our educational team. The School Social Worker meets with a referred student to enhance the student’s overall social, emotional, spiritual, behavioural and adaptive functioning at school. A referral may be made by a staff member or a parent/guardian or a student may request to visit with the School Counsellor.