Sometimes a work placement opportunity comes up that is so interesting and different, it’s hard to pass up. This is what happened to Sylvain at D’Arcy McGee High School in Gatineau.
Founded in 1963, the school services over 600 special needs students by creating an individualized and enriching environment. The students, from ages 4 to 21, present with a range of difficulties including intellectual disabilities, autism, and/or behavioural and emotional disturbances. There are currently approximately 140 students in the WOTP program.
Book Review: PEERS Curriculum for School-Based Professionals: Social Skills Training for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder
PEERS Curriculum for School-Based Professionals: Social Skills Training for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder The PEERS curriculum is a 16-week program, clinically proven to improve social skills and social interactions among teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This program is aimed at higher functioning adolescents, focusing on skills related to making and keeping friends, […]
Welcome to WOTP 101: A Capsule Learning Series. This curated collection of videos is aimed at supporting new WOTP teachers, new to WOTP teachers, special education technicians, consultants, principals and other WOTP stakeholders. These videos will focus on the essential elements of the Work-Oriented Training Path in an effort to support the viewer […]
L’école ouverte is the Le Ministère de l’Éducation du Québec (MEQ) website that gives parents and teachers access to thousands of resources for learning, creating, having fun and staying active. Resources are organized by grade level and subject.
Afundamental component of the Work-Oriented Training Path (WOTP) is the practicum; students spend time training in the workplace to develop specific competencies from the Directory of Semiskilled Trades which are documented in their personal training plan. Typically, the end of year evaluation and reporting is based on year-long assessment(s) (for more info on this see- Making […]
The Writing Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo is a well-organized, practical guide that will assist classroom teachers in identifying where to start writing instruction with their K-8 students. The guide is organized according to a loose hierarchy of 10 goals: composing with pictures; engagement; generating ideas; focus; organization/structure; elaboration; word choice; conventions: spelling; […]
Margaret J. Snowling opens her book Dyslexia: A Very Short Introduction with a chapter titled, “Does Dyslexia Exist?” This powerful question captures the essence of the dyslexia debate and serves as a reminder that dyslexia is a complex and controversial topic. And yes, dyslexia does exist. Dyslexia is defined as “a problem with learning which […]