Special Education


Special Education Services:
A Manual of Policies, Procedures and Guidelines - September 2013

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Glossary
Special Education Policy
B.1
Ministry of Education
B.2
School Districts
B.3
Schools
B.4
Parents
B.5
Students
C.1
Overview of the Process
C.2
Identification and 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.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.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.1
Provincial Resource Programs - PRPs
F.2
Eligibility for PRP Status
F.3
Procedures for Designation as a PRP
F.4
List of Programs
H.1
Accessible School Facilities Planning
H.2
- 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 - Provision of Support Services
H.9
Removal Health Safety
H.10
Steps for Protection against Germs and Disease
H.11
Integrated Services & Case Management
H.12
Children & Youth with Special Needs Framework for Action
H.13
Relevant Governing Legislations: School Act-Ministerial Orders
H.14
Student Records: Use and Management
H.15
Summary: Distributed Learning Policy
H.16
Summary: Funding Special Needs Policy
H.17
Transition Planning
H.18
Transportion
H.19
Work Experience

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