ILT: Student Support Services (SSS)

Educational Support Teachers:  Documents and Resources

Student Support Services Personnel:  School Assignments

SSS Strategies and Resources for Teachers

Student Support Services Forms and Manuals

Student Support Services Referral Processes

Community Service Providers

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Student Support Services Personnel:
Summary of Roles and Responsibilities

SSS Consultants

  • Available to help staff meet the needs of students and who are having difficulties learning. These include:
    • Consult regarding student behavioral, social-emotional, and/or academic concerns.
    • Facilitate referrals to in-division and out-of-division services.
    • Support school staff when working with parents and outside agencies.
    • Collaborate with school staff, families and outside agencies in order to determine appropriate educational programs for students.
    • Facilitate support for traumatic incidents.

Speech-Language Pathologists

  • Assist school teams in supporting students who are displaying difficulties in the areas of speech and language.  Students may display one or more of the following characteristics:
    • Difficulty using and / or understanding language (e.g., following directions, grammar, vocabulary, etc.)
    • Difficulty saying speech sounds
    • Difficulty communicating verbally
    • Hypo or hypernasality (typically seen in students with cleft palate)
    • Voice disorders (e.g., hoarseness)
    • Difficulty hearing
    • Swallowing disorders
    • Social interaction disorders (e.g., autism spectrum disorder, selective mutism, etc.)
  • Services are provided through screenings, consultations, assessments, classroom-based programs, home programs and referrals to outside agencies.

Click here to visit the Speech-Language Pathologist’s website.

Registered Psychologists

  • Assist school teams in supporting students who are displaying difficulties with learning and/or behavior.  This includes:
    • Students who struggle significantly with academics, social-emotional and/or behavioural concerns.
    • Facilitate support for traumatic incidents.
    • Provide counseling as needed.
  • Services are provided through consultations, classroom-based observations, and formal and informal assessments.

Occupational Therapists

  • Assist school teams in supporting students displaying difficulties with fine motor, gross motor and sensory processing.  This includes:
    • Students who are overly clumsy
    • Students who have not determined dominant hand
    • Students who struggle with printing or writing.
    • Students who appear to seek out or avoid sensory experiences
    • Students with self-regulation challenges
  • Services are provided through consultations, classroom-based observations, formal and informal assessments, as well as group workshops and inservices.

School Social Workers

  • Support students who are experiencing difficulties in maintaining a healthy social, emotional and/or behavioural state.  This includes:
    • Students who struggle with family circumstances, social/emotional well-being, mental health, behavioural concerns, peer relations and fulfilling basic needs.
    • Support with traumatic incidents.
    • Provide counseling as needed.
    • Facilitate student support groups.
    • Assess student needs and refer to appropriate supports.
    • Work with and support the family as a whole.
  • Services are obtained through outside or self-referral and are provided one-on-one or as a group.

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Teachers

  • Assist English Language Learners (ELLs) in acquiring the necessary language and skills to be successful in school. Students who are considered English Language Learners include:
    • newcomers to the country, as well as
    • long-term learners who have been in Canada seven or more years, but still require language assistance.
  • Services are dependent on the individual needs of the student and may include:
    • “pull out” language lessons
    • supplemental support a student can work on independently
    •  EAL credit classes (secondary level)
    • drop-in support in the EAL room (secondary level)
    • resources
    • workshops and
    • tips and strategies for those staff members who work with ELLs.

EAL Programs Contacts:

Angela Yeaman (elementary) 
Education Centre:  306-764-1571

Julie Raymond (secondary)
Carlton High School:  306-922-3115

Click here for more information on the EAL Program

Click here for EAL Resources