Student Services

Student Services Overview

LPSD supports and encourages the belief that all children have the right to a supportive learning environment, where individual differences and learning needs are respected and accommodated. Our inclusionary education practive is based on the belief that programming and services will be provided in the most appropriate and least restrictive environment.

LPSD strives to promote inclusion within the school community and the community at large. We offer a wide range of programs and support services to meet the needs of all students from pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12.

All services and referrals are coordinated through your neighbourhood school.

Please see below for more information about the services LPSD provides.

 

Education Support Teachers (EST)

Education Support Teachers (EST) are present at each school and they consult and collaborate with staff regarding students with exceptional learning needs. They offer a number of supports, including the development of individual education plans and co-ordinate referrals to division personnel or other agencies.

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Barr Colony School - (780) 875-4054

Luella Klamot
Susan Stefanuk
 

Jack Kemp Community School - (306) 285-9394

Trina Chocan
Devin Gale


Rendell Park Elementary School - (780) 875-7278

Melinda Temple
Wendy Dyck
Judy Collins


Queen Elizabeth School - (780) 875-5090

Deb Sexsmith
Karla Parchoma

 

Winston Churchill School - (306) 825-2626 

Victoria Vajdec
Tracy Prosper

 

College Park School - (780) 875-7518

Jennifer Ball
Sheryl Stephens
Angela Willard

 

Bishop Lloyd Middle School - (780) 875-6239

Dawn Elliot
Tricia Smith


E.S. Laird Middle School - (306) 825-8826

Pam Newman
Erica Corriveau

 

Lloydminster Comprehensive High School - (780) 875-5513

Kim Springer
Pam Dunham
Brenda Sheppard
Danielle Ferguson
Lorellie Ketchum


Avery Outreach School - (306) 825-9088

Pam Dunham 

Speech-Language Pathologists

Speech-Language Pathologists can help with:

  • Saying speech sounds correctly
  • Understanding language (vocabulary, basic concepts, grammar)
  • Using language (talking in full sentences, using correct grammar, expressing thoughts clearly)
  • Augmentative/alternative communication systems for students who cannot speak
  • Auditory processing (following directions, auditory memory)
  • Stuttering
  • Voice problems
  • Communication difficulties associated with developmental challenges such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, etc.

Speech-language services are provided through screenings, assessments, consultations, direct and indirect therapy, home programs, referrals to outside agencies and in-services.

 

SLP Services Overview

SLP services are provided to the LPSD pre-kindergarten students as well as kindergarten through grade 12, with the main focus on early intervention.

Students are referred to the Speech-Language Therapy program in the following ways:

  • Kindergarten Speech and Language Screening: All students entering kindergarten are seen by an S-LP to complete a short 10 minute speech-language screening. This screen consists of saying words with specific speech sounds, re-telling a story, explaining vocabulary and understanding basic concepts. The majority of students requiring further assessment in any of these areas are identified through this process.
  • Teacher concern: If the teacher has a concern about a student’s communication skills he/she can refer the student for an assessment. Parents must give written consent for their child to be assessed.
  • Parental questionnaire/Parent concern: Students attending the pre-kindergarten program are identified primarily through a speech and language questionnaire completed by the parents. If parents of school-age children have concerns about their child’s communication skills they can request that the teacher make a referral to the SLP.


After the assessment the SLP may:

  • Dismiss from the caseload if all areas tested are average for their age;
  • Put the child on follow-up if the speech and/or language concerns are considered to be age-appropriate;
  • Schedule some individual or small group sessions (1-2 times in a 6 day cycle) at the school with a S-LP Assistant or S-LP; and/or
  • Provide home activities for practice; and/or
  • Provide recommendations and/or model strategies for school personnel; and/or
  • Refer to outside agencies if required.


Hearing:

  • Hearing is important to speech and language development as hearing loss can lead to difficulty with saying sounds/words correctly and understanding language.
  • As part of the assessment process the S-LP completes a quick hearing screening.
  • A teacher or parent can request a hearing screening at any time (no referral required for just a hearing screening).

 

Parent Information

Teacher Information

Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapists can help with:

  • Improving independence with self-care skills, self-help skills, and activities of daily living (ADL’s), such as dressing, feeding, toileting, and grooming and hygiene
  • Difficulties with or delayed fine, visual, sensory, and gross motor skills
  • Difficulties with or delayed visual processing/perception difficulties
  • Understanding sensory modulation/regulation and/or sensory processing/integration difficulties and teaching others about the relationship between sensory and behavior
  • Changing or adapting the school environment to meet student needs
  • Using assistive technology to improve functioning at school
  • Providing appropriate resources or delegating appropriate support or services
  • Diverse functional difficulties associated with developmental challenges, such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, etc.


Occupational therapy services are provided through screenings, assessments, consultation, therapy programs, home programs, referrals or recommendations to outside agencies, and in-services.

 

OT Services Overview

OT services are provided to LPSD students from Prekindergarten through to Grade 12, which the main focus on early intervention and intensive needs.

Students may be referred to the Occupational Therapy program in the following ways:

  • Screening: All students in kindergarten are screened together along with their classmates by the occupational therapist.  This screen consists of a quick classroom lesson where the OT observes students' crayon, pencil and scissor skills. Any concerns with fine, sensory and gross motor skills may observed at this time by the OT. Working with the classroom teacher, the majority of students requiring further OT assessment in any of these areas are identified through this process and an OT referral may be recommended.

  • Classroom observation or education: Sometimes the OT will collaborate with classroom teacher to provide instruction to students on self-regulation or handwriting. As well, the OT may observe a classroom and provide environmental recommendations to the classroom teacher.  Again, students requiring further OT assessment may be identified through this process and an OT referral may be recommended.

  • Teacher concern: If the classroom teacher has a concern about a student’s functional skills, they can refer the student for an assessment. Parents must give written consent for their child to be assessed.

  • Parent concern: If parents have concerns about their child’s functional skills they can request that the teacher make a referral to the OT.

 

After the assessment the OT may:

  • Dismiss from the caseload if all areas tested are average for their age;
  • Put the child on follow-up/monitor after recommendations are provided and are to be implemented by the child’s school team;
  • Provide a daily therapy program to be completed by the child’s school team;
  • Provide home activities for practice;
  • Refer to outside agencies if required.

Home-School Liaison Worker

The role of the Home School Liaison Worker is to build a positive partnership between school and home in order to support children’s development and learning and to link families to more specialized help and support when necessary.

Educational Psychologist Services

Educational Psychologist Services are contracted for the purpose of assessing the learning needs of a student and providing programming support and recommendations for the school-based team and family.

 

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Please contact your school's Education Support Teacher (EST) to learn more about the referral process for Educational Psychologist Services.

English as an Additional Language

The English as an Additional Language (EAL) Lead Teachers' role is to provide support for assessment, programming and instructional strategies for English language learners. They will also support school staffs in promoting multiculturalism and awareness and understanding of learning English as an additional language.

Counsellors

The School Counsellor’s role is to provide direct counseling services for students with social, emotional, or behavioural concerns as well as consultative support for school staff. They provide counseling in individual, group and whole class settings, as well as acting as liaison for outside agencies.

The Attendance Counsellor’s role is to support the school in determining the cause of irregular attendance, provide support for the family in ways to improve school attendance, as well as acting as liaison with the school around the area of attendance.

Please contact your child's school to learn more about School Counsellors and Attendance Counsellors.

Targeted Skills Teachers

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The role of Targeted Skill Teacher (TST) at each elementary and middle school is to consult and collaborate with school staff regarding students with behavioural needs. They may provide behavioural support to students in individual, small group or whole class settings. The TST also works with teachers to implement proactive behavioural strategies so that all students have an opportunity to experience success.

 

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Barr Colony School - (780) 875-4054

Dee Miller
 

Jack Kemp Community School - (306) 285-9394

Denise Block


Rendell Park Elementary School - (780) 875-7278

Kammy Chocan


Queen Elizabeth School - (780) 875-5090

Karla Parchoma

 

Winston Churchill School - (306) 825-2626 

Mark Harewood

 

College Park School - (780) 875-7518

Michelle Milne

 

Bishop Lloyd Middle School - (780) 875-6239

Derek Hyland


E.S. Laird Middle School - (306) 825-8826

Marianne Otke

Pre-Kindergarten Services

LPSD Pre-Kindergarten Program is housed at Jack Kemp Community School and is open to three and four-year-old students who are residents of the Lloydminster Public School Division attendance area and meet entrance criteria. The program focuses on child-centered developmentally appropriate programming of the whole child through an integrated balanced focus on social-emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual development

Preschool age children with intensive needs are supported through funding provided by Saskatchewan or Alberta Ministry of Education depending on the province of residency of the child. Programming and services are coordinated through Lloydminster Public School Division and local health and children’s services agencies.

Please click here for more information about the program and its registration process.