Special Education


Special Education Services:
A Manual of Policies, Procedures and Guidelines - March 2011

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Below you will find the table of contents with links to the major topics within the Manual of Policies, Procedures and Guidelines PDF.

Table of Contents

Introduction to this Manual (PDF)
Introduction
Glossary
A. Policy (PDF)
Special Education Policy
B. Roles and Responsibilities (PDF)
B.1
Ministry of Education
B.2
School Districts
B.3
Schools
B.4
Parents
B.5
Students
C. Developing an Individual Education Plan (PDF)
C.1
An Overview of the Process
C.2
Identification/Assessment
C.3
Planning
C.4
Program Support & Implementation
C.5
Evaluation of Student Learning
C.6
Reporting Student Progress
C.7
Students with Different Cultural or Linguistic Backgrounds
D. Special Considerations: Services (PDF)
D.1
Learning Assistance Services
D.2
Counselling in Schools
D.3
School Psychology Services
D.4
Speech-Language Pathology
D.5
Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy
D.6
Hospital Education Services
D.7
Homebound Education Services
D.8
Distributed Learning
D.9
Funding Special Education Services - Update
E. Special Needs Categories (PDF)
E.1
Considerations for Reporting
E.2
Intellectual Disabilities
E.3
Learning Disabilities
E.4
Gifted
E.5
Behavioural Needs or Mental Illness
E.6
Physically Dependent
E.7
DeafBlind
E.8
Physical Disabilities or Chronic Health Impairments
E.9
Visual Impairments
E.10
Deaf or Hard of Hearing
E.11
Autism Spectrum Disorder
F. Provincial Resource Programs (PDF)
F.1
Provincial Resource Programs - PRPs
F.2
Eligibility for PRP Status
F.3
Procedures for Designation
F.4
List of Programs
G. Quick Reference - Internet Resources (PDF)
H. Appendices (PDF)
H.1
Accessible School Facilities Planning
H.2
Access to Equipment, Technology and Services
- Auditory Training Equipment (ATE)
- Cochlear Implantation Support
- Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI)
- Braille Instructional Program (PRCVI)
- Special Education Technology-BC (SET-BC)
- Provincial Outreach Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
H.3
Adjudication: Provincial Examinations
H.4
Appeals: Resolution of Conflicts
H.5
Classification of Educational and Psychological Tests (Levels A-C)
H.6
Distributed Learning for Students with Special Needs
H.7
Full Day Kindergarten
H.8
Inter-Ministry Protocols for the Provision of Support Services to
Schoolss
H.9
Integrated Services & Case Management
H.10
Relevant Governing Legislation: School Act - Ministerial Orders
H.11
Student Records: Use and Management
H.12
Summary: Distributed Learning Policy
H.13
Summary: Funding Special Needs Policy
H.14
Transition Planning
H.15
Transportation
H.16
Work Experience

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