The role of the Diverse Learning team is to provide a wide range of supports to assist schools in providing programming for students with diverse learning needs.
Accessing support from the Diverse Learning team usually begins with the school’s School Resource Team (SRT). The SRT is the primary problem-solving vehicle. When appropriate, a SRT can access the services of the Diverse Learning team in a variety of ways. Their role is to provide support and assistance to teachers dealing with students with diverse learning needs.
Support may include consultation, specialized assessment, learner support plan development, special education class placement or access to health-related services, including the Regional Collaborative Service Delivery (RCSD). The district provides programming for students with diverse learning needs according to the Alberta Education Standards for Special Education.
The Diverse Learning teams work with many community agencies and services to design and deliver services for students with diverse learning needs. Additional Alberta Education resources: Engaging All Learners and Making a Difference.
Individual learning programs are delivered either in a regular classroom or in a specialized program. Students with diverse learning needs should register at their local school. Through a referral process, a student’s diverse learning needs are identified and discussed in order to help determine how best to support that student. The child, once assessed, may then be assigned to another appropriate school.
The district has a timely, fair and open process to protect the rights of students and parents and to address differences of opinion about the education of students with diverse learning needs. The Student Placement Appeals Regulation document provides more information. If you feel that your child may have a diverse learning need and could use support, please contact your school principal.
Alberta Education Standards for Special Education