Student Support

Student Support<br>Services

Every child is different. Some have special needs. Our role is to help children get the right support in partnership with their families. Our schools provide a wealth of resources and expertise.

TUNU NAPARTUK Director of Complementary and Compassionate Services
Student Support<br>Services

Our regional professionals

Working closely with their colleagues, our regional professionals specialize in both the psychosocial and special education support of students in Nunavik.

In Quebec, one in every five students is identified as having special needs

Different types of support are available:

The psychosocial sector includes services for students who may be affected by social and community challenges. These students can receive support from our specialized team.

In each of the Nunavik schools, our team consists of:

  • Student support professionals
  • Local student counselors
  • Behaviour technicians

The Special Education sector includes services for students with learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, that require a screening and diagnostic assessment.

At the regional level, our team consists of:

  • Pedagogical counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Speech and language pathologists

Our specialists work directly with school support staff including special education teachers and special education technicians.

How can my child access these services?

The procedure is often initiated by the classroom teacher:

When a child is struggling in school, the teacher or a member of the school team will make observations.

Depending on the type of difficulties observed, different services will be offered. The child may also be referred to specialists for an assessment.

To help follow up on the services a student needs, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) may be developed.

The learning process that a student follows is crucial to his or her future, and teachers play an integral part in the process. Together, the teacher and the special education teacher will create the first draft of the student’s IEP. Benchmark goals will be set and adjusted over time depending on the progress expected.

If you think that your child would benefit from specialized services, do not hesitate to contact your school principal.

If your child’s school contacts you to discuss an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for your child, be sure to participate in the process.

Getting the right support services could:

  • Help your child achieve his or her academic goals at the post-secondary level
  • Broaden the scope of occupations and professional interests that your child can pursue in his or her community