School Support Services also provide additional support to schools through the intensive support program following the multidisciplinary consultation.
This service is currently available to verified students (e.g. SLI, ASD, ID, SED etc.) who meet eligibility requirements. Eligibility is determined through information collected during the multidisciplinary consultation and assessed on an individual basis. Access to the intensive support program will also depend on the team’s availability and demand.
The intensive support program consists of four, 45-minute sessions delivered either face-to-face or via e-services. The goals for the sessions will be drawn from the multidisciplinary consultation and school staff will be provided with an intensive support plan prior to the start of the Intensive Support.
The program focuses on capacity building for school staff to enable continued support for students with Language Disorder, during and following the completion of intensive support.
E-services are primarily provided to regional and rural schools, where the team is unable to easily deliver face-to-face services. Schools are required to provide a computer or laptop with adequate internet connection to handle the software provided by School Support Services.
Following the completion of the intensive support program, the team will provide a Summary Statement, outlining the student’s achievements and progress during the program, as well as future strategies, resources and recommendations for school staff.