|Special Education News|
At Altona Forest Public School we have a large SCHOOL TEAM. The TEAM’s purpose is
varied. Often the TEAM members are involved in problem-solving in order to obtain more efficient
and effective delivery of alternative programming for students-at-risk or that have been identified with
a learning difference. Members of the TEAM may provide parents with appropriate referrals,
do diagnostic tests, and provide remedial services.
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEAM
Principal - M. Lazarus
Vice-Principal - S. Balogh
Special Education Resource Teacher - Mrs. D. Dhekney
Language Class, Junior Kindergarten to Grade 2
Special Education Resource Teacher - Mrs. D. Alfano
Associated Class, Grade 2 to 8
Additional Possible Team Members include:
Special Education Facilitator - V. Nattress
Psychological Services - J. Brass
Speech and Language Pathologist - K. Loughran
Social Worker - G. Theodoris
The Parent Guide To Special Education is a useful resource. It helps to answer questions related to Individual Education plans (IEP), Identification, Placement and Review Commitee meetings (I.P.R.C.) and the review process.
To keep up to date on Special Education Inititives at the Durham Board Level, click on the link below then go to the pull down menue at the top of the page and click on Special Education.
The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario is a registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities. Their mission is to provide leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, research, education and services and to advance the full participation of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities in today’s society
Low Fee Counselling and Psychological Serives provided by Oshawa Psychological & Counselling Services. They provide low fee psychological services through their student internship program. The intent of the program is to provide not-for-profit service to those in the community without access to insurance coverage, who would otherwise be unable to access psychological services. For further information click on the link below.
For Information regarding The Trillium Demonstration School for students with learning disabilities please click on Trillium Brochure