Youth Special Needs

Language Plus Class

The Language Plus Class is a self-contained (or closed) class within a regular school. It is a one-year program designed in particular for secondary students from 12 to 14 years of age with severe language disorders and/or learning difficulties. 

Intensive language stimulation prepares students for integration at a Secondary 1 level. Consultation services are provided on a weekly basis by a pedagogical consultant and speech and language pathologist.

Self-contained classes are designed to provide a low teacher/student ratio, as well as increased access to services for special education students whose needs cannot be effectively addressed in a regular classroom setting.

The decision to place a student in a self-contained class is only considered after numerous attempts have been unsuccessful to incorporate the student within the regular classroom.  Such a decision is made after appropriate consultation with the student's parents, teachers and professionals via a case-conference.

The goal of this program, as with all self-contained classrooms is to integrate the student into a regular classroom setting.