Youth Special Needs

Language Class

The Language Class is a self-contained (or closed) class within a regular school. It is designed in particular for students from Grade 1 to 6 with severe language disorders. Students are provided with specific and intensive language stimulation. Consultation services are provided on a weekly basis by a speech and language pathologist.

Self-contained classes are designed to provide a low teacher/student ratio, as well as increased access to services for special education students whose needs cannot be effectively addressed in a regular classroom setting.

The decision to place a student in a self-contained class is only considered after numerous attempts have been unsuccessful to incorporate the student within the regular classroom.  Such a decision is made after appropriate consultation with the student's parents, teachers and professionals via a case-conference.

The goal of this program, as with all self-contained classrooms is to integrate the student into a regular classroom setting.