Student Support Services

800 Juliana Drive, Woodstock, Ontario

Phone: 519-539-1492 Fax: 519 -539-1893

     
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Woodstock Christian School strives to be an inclusive and supportive school; it seeks to regard children with exceptionalities as members of its learning community. Each person is God’s unique creation, reflecting the glory of God in his or her own way.  This means that the basic question is not "Can this student with exceptionalities do what the rest of the class is doing?" but rather, "How can we best meet the needs of this child and all the other members of the class?" Our starting point is that each student is valuable and accepted as a member of our school community.  From this point of view, decisions are made concerning the best interests of the child and the community of learners.

 

OUR PROGRAM

  • We have a highly qualified and experienced dynamic staff including two Learning Support Teachers, Educational Assistants, a Barton Reading and Spelling Tutor, and a number of specialized consultants.

  • A team approach is embraced.  Regular communication between home and school is highly encouraged, and team meetings take place to develop and update Individual Education Plans (IEPs), discuss progress, and brainstorm next steps.  Meetings are positive and solution focussed.   

  • Differentiated instruction and accommodations are provided to students in regular education classrooms.

  • In the Learning Place, hands-on and highly engaging individual and small group learning activities take place to meet the needs of our learners. Depending on the specific needs, this may include:

    • Access to assistive technology

    • Learning games

    • Remedial reading and math instruction

    • Modified language arts and math programs

    • Social skill training

    • Executive functioning skills coaching

    • English as a Second Language classes

    • Home involvement through “Book Bag” reading program

  • Regular informal and formal assessments help monitor progress and shape instruction.

  • Anecdotal progress reports are sent home each term.

  • For students with extensive reading challenges, we offer the Barton Reading and Spelling Program to help remediate difficulties.

  • We receive government funding for services from the Community Care Access Centre for speech articulation, occupational therapy, physical therapy, personal support workers, and nursing care.