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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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Behaviour Social Adjustment
 

Elementary Program Description

The Elementary Social Adjustment Program is an educational program designed to assist children exhibiting behavioural and/or emotional disturbances to learn appropriate student behaviour and thus experience greater social and academic success. Children in these programs meet the Ministry of Education definition for Category H: intensive behaviour or students with serious mental illness.

The program provides a highly structured and supportive environment. The length of stay in the program is intended to be short-term but will vary in relation to the student’s progress toward his/her individual goals.

The social adjustment program teacher is responsible for developing the Individual Education Plan for each child.  The essential purpose of this plan is to develop a program that allows each student to experience academic and behavioural success once returned to his/her neighbourhood school.

Parental involvement is an important component of the program. The program will normally enroll no more than 10 students.

Referral Process

Identification of these students usually begins at the classroom level by the teacher. Students identified at this level should be referred to the School-Based Team in order to develop strategies that can be used within the neighbourhood school. The counselor is available for direct services and consultation at this stage. Further consultation and assistance is available from the Itinerant Behaviour Team.

Students who have been referred to the School-Based Team and who have subsequently not responded to the services and resources of the neighbourhood school, including consultation with the Itinerant Behaviour Team, should be referred by the School-Based Team to the District Screening Committee through the counselor and/or principal.

Documentation required for screening includes:

  1. District Screening Form
  2. Behaviour Form
  3. A Completed Auchenbach Behaviour Rating Scale
  4. Psychoeducational Records Along with G4 Student Card
  5.  Anecdotal School History

Entrance Criteria

  1. Behaviour has been identified as the primary interfering problem; as defined under Category H: Students requiring intensive behaviour intervention or students with severe mental illness.
  2. Specific learning disabilities, cognitive deficits, sensory and health factors do not appear to be the prime reason for behavioural problems;
  3. The child is of elementary age;
  4. Regular school resources, including counselling and consultation with the Itinerant Behaviour Team have not resulted in significant progress;
  5. Signed parental permission.

Exit Criteria

  1. The major long-range behavioural goals have been reached;
  2. When it is apparent the student’s progress has reached a functional plateau and that further gains will best be made in the neighbourhood school.

Middle School Program Description

The S.A.P. Middle School Program is a district program designed to serve the educational needs of middle school students who are experiencing severe behaviour and/or emotional difficulties and meet the Ministry of Education definition for Category H: Students requiring intensive behaviour interventions or students with serious  mental illness.

The goal of the program is to facilitate the earliest successful return of the student to his/her neighbourhood school. The program will normally enroll no more than 10 students.

Referral Procedures

Students are typically identified at the school level as having exhausted the normal array of school-based resources, including support in the school’s own in-house rehabilitation support program and consultation with the Itinerant Behaviour Team. Such students can be referred to the District Screening Committee – Secondary, which meets monthly to determine placement for district programs.

Documentation required for screening includes:

  1. District Screening Form
  2. B1 – Behaviour Form
  3. A Completed Auchenbach Behaviour Rating Scale
  4. Psychoeducational Records Along with G4 Student Card
  5. Anecdotal School History

Entrance Criteria

  1. Meets criteria for Category H: intensive behaviour support or serious mental illness
  2. Specific learning disabilities, cognitive deficits, sensory and health factors do not appear to be the prime reason for behavioural problems
  3. The full array of school-based interventions along with support in the in-school rehabilitation support program and consultation with the Itinerant Behaviour Team have been attempted and not met with success
  4. Signed parental consent for placement has been obtained
  5. The child is of middle school age

Exit Criteria

  1. The major behavioural and academic goals have been reached.
  2. Major interfering behaviours have been stabilized to a point where a more inclusive district – or school-based rehabilitation and/or regular academic program in the neighbourhood school would be a more appropriate placement.

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
604-939-9201 604-939-7828