Inclusive Learning Support Services

The Inclusive Education Support team provides both direct and consultative services to students with diverse needs and the staff who supports them. Our professional and paraprofessional staff work in partnership with the school-based team to support the diverse learning needs of students  

Cowichan Valley School District Accessibility Plan 2023

The Cowichan Valley School District is committed to creating a school district free of barriers to participation, where every student and staff member can access and partake in all activities and bring their identities, create belonging, and forge connections. This work is supported and embedded in ‘Beyond Education’ – Strategic Plan 2020 – 2024 and is the subject of Policy, specifically Policy 25, Identity, Belonging, and Connection. This work is not just the pervue of Inclusive Education, but is the responsibility of every staff member, student, and community member who is connected to our district.

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English Language Learning

The goal of English Language Learning (ELL) is to increase student academic success by enriching English skill development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Psychoeducational Assessment Services

A psychoeducational assessment is a systematic investigation of a student’s strengths and weaknesses in various domains. The goal of assessment is to gather specific and new information to better understand and improve the student’s current functioning or learning.

Elementary Counselling Services

The role of the counsellor is influenced by the unique needs of each school. The counsellors provide counselling, consultation with SBTs, coordination of services, communication with parents, as well as education for students and staff, in order to promote healthy social and emotional development.

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Hospital Homebound Services

The purpose of Hospital Homebound Education Services is to enable students to continue their education program while absent from school for periods during the school year because of illness or related medical/psychiatric reasons. Hospital Homebound is now delivered through The Grove call or email them for more information.

The District Itinerant Resource Teacher for Students with Visual Impairments

Offers consultation and support for learners with visual impairments, including instruction on Orientation and mobility, Braille, vision assessments, and more.

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Deaf And Hard of Hearing Services

The role of the district resource teacher for the deaf and hard of hearing is to determine and deliver direct or consultative service to best meet the needs of students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

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Speech and Language Pathologists

SLPs work with learners who are experiencing communication difficulties or disorders. Evaluation and consultation services are focused on Kindergarten through Grade 3. Consultation services continue through grades 4 to 12.

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Physiotherapy Services

Physiotherapists provide services to children with orthopaedic, neurological, muscular, spinal, joint or sensory dysfunction.

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Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational therapists are concerned with students’ abilities to perform daily tasks such as, self-care, productivity and leisure.

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