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Behaviour and Learning Assistance

At Lee Ridge Elementary School, we are a District site for three classes of Behaviour and Learning Assistance (BLA). The BLA programming supports students displaying chronic, extreme and pervasive behaviours. Students require close and constant adult supervision and a high level of structure to function in an educational setting. Our District outlines the goals, benefits, program delivery and eligibility requirements below:

GOALS
Develop and demonstrate positive behaviour and social skills
Achieve academic goals

BENEFITS
Improved social skills
Improved problem-solving skills
Improved self-management and coping skills

PROGRAM DELIVERY
Structured classroom environment
Predictable and clearly articulated routines, procedures, expectations and schedules
Smaller classes for more targeted instruction
Opportunities to join other classes for instruction in a student’s area of strength

ELIGIBILITY
Students must be in Grades 1 to 6 with severe emotional and behavioural challenges, and a clinical diagnosis. Contact the school office or email us at leeridge@epsb.ca for information about eligibility and special education programming options.

Interactions Program

At Lee Ridge Elementary School, we are a district site for one class of division one Interactions.  Our Interactions programming supports students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  ASD impacts how people understand what they see, hear and sense.  This lifelong disability can result in difficulties in communication, social relationships, behaviour or learning.  Although some student with ASD achieve at grade level, many have uneven or delayed achievement.  Our district outlines the goals, benefits, program delivery and eligibility requirements below:

GOALS

  • Improve commmunication, social interaction and behaviour while devleoping academic skills

BENEFITS

  • Demonstrate growth in communication skills
  • Demonstrate growth in building  and maintaing relationships, and understanding social situations
  • Demonstrate growth in managing frusturation and problem-solving
  • Improved ability to handle change or challenging emotions (e.g. anxiety)
  • Development of life skills to suppport  independent living and employment

PROGRAM DELIVERY

  • Structured classroom environmentwith regular routines
  • Smaller classes for more targeted instruction
  • Visual aids, concrete examples and hands-on activities
  • Frequent praise and other meaningful rewards to help students adopt positive behaviours and attitudes
  • Opportunities to join other classes for instruction in a student’s area of strength

ELIGIBILITY
Students must be 51/2 to 20 years old, clinically diagnosed with ASD and demonstrting stereotyped behaviours, and have sever impairment in social interactions and communication.  Contact the school office or email us at leeridge@epsb.ca for information about eligibility and special education programming options.