Speech - Language Pathologist (SLP)
The speech-language pathologist’s primary role is to consult and collaborate with the school team in support of a student’s communication needs. The SLP focuses on the area of language, literacy, social communication, stuttering, and speech. Service delivery is primarily consultative in nature and encompasses prevention, assessment, and short-term focused intervention (for training purposes). After determining the student’s communication needs, the SLP develops programs, materials and strategies to promote optimal functioning in the relevant areas. This is to ensure that all concerned are meeting the student’s communication needs in a coordinated manner.
The interpreter technician provides one-on-one interpretation support to hearing-impaired students – this service includes both oral interpreters and sign language interpreters.
Itinerant Teacher (Montreal Oral School for the Deaf)
Itinerant teachers associated with the Montreal Oral School for the Deaf provide audiological evaluation and follow up; consultation services for teachers regarding curriculum adaptation; IEP planning and exam modifications; management of hearing aids and other amplification systems; provision of in-service for in-school personnel; academic support to students.
Itinerant Teacher (Montreal Association for the Blind)
Itinerant teachers associated with the Montreal Association for the Blind provide Braille, taped, large print material, optical devices and other equipment aides for students. As well, they coordinate the support services for both the students and his/her family, provide guidelines for programming, help in the adaptation of materials and provide any necessary adjustments to classroom facilities.
Centre of Excellence for Speech and Language Development
The Centre of Excellence for Speech and Language Development is a service designed to offer support and expertise for the organization of programs and adapted teaching for students with special learning needs. The centre provides students with speech and language difficulties the opportunity to reach their potential.