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Program

Steinhauer School is a District site for two special education programs.

LITERACY

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Literacy is more than just knowing how to read and write—it’s about making sense of the information you see. For students requiring academic support, Literacy programming helps them develop the skills and abilities to achieve in all subject areas.

GOALS

  • Build literacy skills in a broader sense—understanding information in the form of words, symbols, numbers, patterns, pictures, graphs and more

BENEFITS

  • Improved ability to read, interpret, comprehend, analyze and express meaning

  • Improved ability to understand and solve math concepts

  • Applying different ways of studying, remembering and organizing information

  • Positive attitudes towards learning and improved self-esteem

PROGRAM DELIVERY

  • Focus on literacy and math instruction

  • Visual aids, specific examples and hands-on activities

  • Smaller classes for more targeted instruction

  • Opportunities to join other classes for instruction in a student’s area of strength  

ELIGIBILITY

Students must be in Grades 4 to 9 and meet eligibility requirements. Contact your child’s school for eligibility and special education programming options.

ALBERTA CURRICULUM

All Edmonton Public Schools programming is based on curriculum determined by Alberta Education. Students enrolled in Literacy will receive the same high-quality education offered in all of our programs.

TRANSPORTATION

Most schools offering special education programming have some yellow busing options available. For more information about busing, contact your child’s school or call Student Transportation at 780-429-8585.

 

Behaviour and Learning Assistance

Program Description

Behaviour and Learning Assistance (BLA) programming supports students displaying chronic, extreme and pervasive behaviours.

Students require close and constant adult supervision and a high level of structure to function in an educational setting.

Goals

  • Develop and demonstrate positive behaviour and social skills

  • Achieve academic goals

Benefits

  • Improved social skills

  • Improved

  • problem-solving skills

  • Improved self-management and coping skills

Program delivery

  • Structured classroom environment

  • Predictable and clearly articulated routines, procedures, expectations and schedules

  • Smaller classes for more targeted instruction

  • Opportunities to join other classes for instruction in a student’s area of strength

Eligibility

Students must be in Grades 1 to 9 with severe emotional and behavioural challenges, and a clinical diagnosis. Contact your child’s school for information about eligibility and special education programming options.

Alberta Curriculum

All Edmonton Public Schools programming is based on curriculum determined by Alberta Education. Students enrolled in Behaviour and Learning Assistance will receive the same high-quality education offered in all of our programs.