The staff at Viking School offers a wide variety of special education services for children experiencing learning difficulties. Some of the services we currently offer are:
- Ongoing special needs assistance for those children with severe learning disabilities, enabling them to integrate into the regular classroom setting with the assistance of a trained teacher assistant.
- Short-term remediation programs for children experiencing specific learning difficulties in the classroom environment.
- Referral to outside agencies for specialist assessment,
- Liaison with outside agencies for the provision of specialized support programs,
- Identification and diagnosis of student learning disabilities,
- Design, facilitation, and monitoring of Individualized Program Plans (IPP) for students experiencing learning difficulties.
Counseling services at Viking School are provided through the Battle River School Division Career Counselors and the Family School Liaison Worker Program.
Mrs. Linda Kope is the Career Counselor that provides service to Viking School. She is available to assist secondary students in making educational and career decisions, and in finding scholarships and bursary information. Students can sign up to see Mrs. Kope by using the clipboard outside of the counseling office in the Junior High hallway.
Family School Liaison (FSLW)
Intended for students from ECS to grade 12 and their parents, the Family-School Liaison Program offers counseling and support services and acts as a resource to families and individuals who may be experiencing difficulties at home or at school. The Family-School Liaison Program may be an extension of existing services provided for students or it may provide new services for those students and their families who are not currently involved with other support services.
- Ensures that individuals and families seeking assistance are involved in the decisions that affect their lives.
- Provides education and support to children, youth, and parents to help them to positively manage challenging issues and events.
- Focuses on the child; is community-based and available to children, youth and their families.
- Facilitates the family’s functioning and encourages well-being.
- Enhances personal strengths and coping skills.
Referrals for services can be made by:
- family members
- individual students
- school staff
- community agencies
- Offer support services to individuals, families, and/or groups focusing on various topics.These may be in-class for students, or after school hours and in other settings depending on the group or family.
- Provide information related to relevant issues and referrals to appropriate community agencies.
- Communicate among families, schools, and community agencies to enhance and/or coordinate services.
- With consent, program workers will work with students and families on an individual, ongoing basis. In order for a student to receive these services, the student’s parent or guardian must provide written consent.
- Convenience . . . services can be offered at your community school, in your home, or at another mutually agreeable location.