Classrooms

CTC School Program
The Ministry of Education staffs two Section 23 classrooms within the Children's Treatment Centre where individualized academic instruction is provided to students who require and are benefiting from intensive rehabilitation therapy.

These classrooms provide a team approach to learning and involve a number of different professionals. Parents/caregivers play an important role in the selection of goals.

Academics
When students are not involved in their therapies, they are working with the teacher and educational assistant in the classroom on academic goals outlined by the Ministry of Education and also on the integration of rehabilitation goals into the classroom to better prepare for the child's transition to the community school.

Therapies & Agencies Involved

  • Teaching 
  • Local school boards (CSCNO, CSPGNO, RDSB, SCDSB)
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Assistive Communication Clinic(ACC)
  • Social Work
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Nursing services through Northeast CCAC 
  • Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
  • W. Ross MacDonald & Centre Jules-Léger
  • Child Care Resources (CCR)
  • Canadian Hearing Society (CHS)
  • Children's Aid Society (CAS)
  • Other community-based specialists

About the Program

Duration, Frequency & Intensity
One school year, between September and June.
Some students return for one additional year depending on the therapists' recommendations.
Post-operative requests.
Morning class is half a day.
Afternoon class in half a day.
Individual programs may range from 2, 3 or 5 day frequencies.

Structure
Classrooms follow the Ministry of Education guidelines with modifications and adaptations which meet the needs of the students.
Visual schedules and augmentative communication boards are used to aid the students in achieving their maximum potential.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can parents attend the program?
Scheduled visits are always welcomed.

Diapers and Snacks?
Parents always provide these essentials: diapers, wipes, spare clothes and swimmers. The classrooms follow the Canadian Food Guidelines regulations for nutritious, healthy snacks. Please, no chocolate and sugary snacks. We are peanut-free, nut-free classrooms.

Cost?
There is no cost to parents. The program is funded through the Ministry of Education and the local school boards.

Equipment?
As per therapists' recommendations.

Consultation with other service providers?
As per therapists' recommendations or needs of the child.