Best Practices in Education
St.Amant School keeps informed of current research in the field of special education so we can implement proven best practices for teaching strategies, curriculum focus and sociological interactions.
Currently, we implement the following best practices.
Data-based instruction: We collect data and use it to assess students, develop individualized education plans (IEPs) and to ensure appropriate, ongoing learning in accordance with the safeguards contained in the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).
Assessment: Direct observation, data collection and compilation of anecdotal records are used to determine the initial, individual learning strengths and educational needs of a student.
Functional skills curriculum taught in natural environments: Learning outcomes are geared towards skills the student can use both today and tomorrow. Skills are taught at the time of day and in the environments where they are most likely to be used to facilitate learning transfer.
Interdisciplinary service delivery: We deliver clinical, therapeutic and educational services to students across schedules and environments. Practitioners from multiple disciplines collaborate to make decisions and provide supports for each student’s program.
Inclusion into the mainstream: Community connections and interactions are a part of each student’s IEP. Students are educated in the least restrictive environment and are exposed as much as possible to the general provincial educational curriculum.