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1 First Nation Special Education Procedure Handbook Table of Contents PREFACE Rationale and Background Assembly of First Nations Special Education Policy 1 Manitoba Education and Training 4 The Child s Bill of Rights 4 Equity Rights of the Constitution of Canada 4 Human Rights Act 5 Bill 58 Manitoba Legislation 5 Public Schools Act 5 Definition of Terms for a Special Education Policy 6 Special Education Support Documents 6 Special Education Workshops 7 Page SECTION A Philosophy and Goals Manitoba First Nation Education Resource Centre 1 Vision Mission Special Education Unit Goal 1 Seven Teachings 2 SECTION B Framework to Student Services Circle of Support 1 Student Services 2 Family Community School External Support Student Service Program Principles 3 Student Support Team 4 School Team Guidelines School Team Model

2 School Team Responsibilities Preventative Approach MFNERC: Building Capacity 6 The Rights of Children with Special Needs Inclusion SECTION C School Special Education Policy and Planning Intervention Model / Workplan 1 Category 1 Student Assessment 2 Category 2 Early Intervention programs/activities 4 Category 3 Individual Student or Small Group Programs/Activities 6 Category 4 School Wide or large Group Programs/Activities 7 Category 5 Professional Development 9 Data Collection and Reporting Procedures 10 Data Source/Collection Method 13 Draft Template for Special Education Policies and Procedures 15 SECTION D Resource Program Overview of Consultative-Collaborative Service Delivery Model 1 Classroom Teacher Parents/Guardians Teacher Team Resource Team In-School Support Services Team MFNERC External Support Services Consultative/Collaborative Process 4 Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 Phase 5 Operational Phases of the Consultative/Collaborative Process Chart 6 Communicating with Parents 9

3 Service Request Procedures 10 Internal Request External Request Preparing for the Psychologist 10 Before the psychologist arrives During the psychologist arrives Following the psychologist arrives Sample Resource Assessment Report 12 Sample Assessment Report 13 Record Keeping and Resource Files 17 Maintenance Resource Files File Contents Handling and Administrating Medications 19 Administrative Support 21 Annual Sequence of Resource Responsibilities Chart 21 SECTION E Individual Instruction / Individual Educational Planning (Individual Educational Planning) Definitions 1 Differentiated Instruction Adaptation Accommodation Modification Modified Course Designation Individualized Program 2 Components of an IEP 2 Multisystem Plan 5 Sample of the Multisystem Plan s Components Guidelines for Multisystem Planning Barriers to Multisystem Planning SECTION F Special Education Funding Guidelines Rising to the Challenge 1 Special Education Program Work Plan Handbook Special Education Program (SEP) Work Plan Additional Special Education Program (SEP) Funding Application Form

4 SECTION G Special Education Personnel Principal 1 Special Education Coordinator 2 Resource Teacher 3 Classroom Teacher 4 Para Educator 6 Speech Language Assistant 7 School Counsellor/Home School Coordinator 8 Psychologist 9 School Social Worker 11 Speech/Language Pathologist 12 Reading Clinician 13 Occupational/Physio Therapist 14 Play Therapist 15 SECTION H Para Educator Roles and Responsibilities 1 Instructional Management Clerical Ethical Para Educator Rehabilitation Assistant (PERA) 3 Speech Language Educational Assistant 5 SECTION I Early Years Planning Tool for Preschool Wellness Fair/Screenings 1 Early Learning Canada (ELC) 4 Community Workshops Training Sessions Early Learning Canada Contacts Welcome to Kindergarten (WTK) 8 Seeds of Empathy (SOE) 8

5 SECTION J Code of Ethics Code of Professional Practice for Teachers 1 Code of Ethics for Educators of Persons with Exceptionalities 2 Code of Conduct for Clinical Services 2 Ethical Principals and Standards for Psycho-educational Assessment 5 Rights of Children 6 Role of Children 7 Rights of Parents 7 Role of Parents 8 Page SECTION K Extended Services Planning for Children with Special health Care Needs 1 Planning for Children Who Have Physical Disabilities 2 Occupational Therapist Occupational Therapists Who Do Private Practice Planning for Children with Speech and Communication Disabilities 10 Speech Language Pathologist Speech/Language Pathologists Who Do Private Practice Planning for Children Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing 14 Deaf/Hard of Hearing Teacher Hearing Screening Survey 17 Planning for Children With Visual Impairment / Blind 21 Vision Screening Survey 23 Planning for Children Who Have Scotopic Sensitivity 35 SECTION L Extended Programs Alternative Cooperative Education (ACE) Program 1 Canada Career Week 2 Community Living/Lifeskills Program 6 Coop Education Program 9 F&ST (Families and School Together) 12 FRIENDS (Feeling worried, Relax and feel good, Inner thoughts, Explore plans, Nice work-reward yourself, Don t forget to practice, Stay calm) 15

6 Lion s Quest 17 Non-Violent Crisis Intervention 18 Outdoor Education Program 19 Reading Recovery 22 ROE (Roots of Empathy) 22 Second Step (A Violence Prevention Curriculum) 24 Skillathon 25 Therapeutic Rapport The CPI Coping Model 28 Threat Assessment 28 Transition/Alternate Education Program 30 SECTION M Community Support Personnel First Nation Resources: Provincial and Federal 1 Other Community Resources: Provincial and Federal 8 Federal Programs and Resources 21 First Nations Stations and Health Centres 25 Other Resource Guides 33 SECTION N Transportation Transportation for Physically Challenged Students 1 Personalized Transportation Plan Plan Development SECTION O Black line Masters Preferral Forms 2 Preferral for Psychological Preferral for Speech Language Referral Forms 5 Resource Psychologist Speech Language Occupational/Physio Counselling CADEC Services for Visual Impaired

7 Consent Forms 43 Parental Release of Information Exchange of Information Checklist Forms 49 Resource Service Tasks Environmental and Curriculum Functional Behaviour Checklist for Principal Information Gathering 59 Observation Student Work Samples Inventories Rating Scales Screenings Irlen s Hearing Vision Student Plans 117 IEP BIP IHCP TIP Record Keeping 166 Student Overview Conference Agenda/Summary Conferencing Year End Evaluation Multi-Service Planning Mutli-Serivice Meeting Services Student Receiving/Attending Children In Care Agencies SEP Tracking Student Resource Profile

8 SECTION P Glossary of Terms Definitions 1 SECTION Q Glossary of Associations / Organizations Names 1 SECTION R Types of Special Needs Angelman Syndrome 1 Apraxia of Speech 4 Attachment Spectrum of Disorders 7 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 9 Auditory Processing Disorder 12 Autistic Spectrum Disorders 15 Cerebral Palsy (CP) 26 Depression 30 Down Syndrome 32 Dyslexia 36 Executive Dysfunction (EF) 47 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) 48 Giftedness 56 Grief, Mourning and Suicide Issues in Schools 64 Hearing Loss 72 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 78 Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome (Irlens) 80 Stuttering 90 Visual Impairment 93 SECTION S MFNERC Support Personnel Phone Directory Directory 1 SECTION T Provincial Legislation/Documents for Provincial Schools Bill 13 1 Other 1

9 SECTION U Universal Design Introduction 1 Terms Principles 1 Developing the School s Disability Awareness Kit 2 SECTION V Other Information and Sources Online Journals 1 SECTION W Transition Roles & Responsibilities 1 General Timeline 3 Transition Planning Steps 6 Transitional Curriculum 7

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