ACCESS

 

Memo from Ministry regarding ACCESS Hearing Consultations:

 

Ministry of Education ACCESS Team Update:

 

May 2012 Memo from Ministry on ACCESS Services

Assistance, Collaboration, Consultation & Evaluation Support Services (ACCESS) Project

TheAssistance, Collaboration, Consultation & Evaluation Support Services (ACCESS) Project website has now been updated:

http://education.gov.sk.ca/ACCESS

ACCESSProjectConsultant Contact Information:

http://gtds.gov.sk.ca/Pages/Details.aspx?organizationid=33a7497d-b152-404d-bb1e-dc94d4ae8939

There have been no changes in the process for accessing ACCESS Project Consultants in the areas of vision and hearing.

In addition to the description of services provided on the websiteregarding theACCESS Project Consultants, we are excited to be working with two school division seconded professionals to support the Adaptive Dimension in the areas ofinclusive classroom design,self-regulation and metacognition.

Brenda Whittam-Neary has been seconded part time from the Regina Public School Division to work in collaboration with Louise Burridge in the areas ofinclusive classroom design,self-regulation and metacognition. Brenda has worked in British Columbia, Alberta, New Brunswick and now Saskatchewan asSpeech-Language Pathologist andan in-classinterventionist and coachin the areas of self regulation and metacognition. She has spent the past three yearsco-designing a demonstration classroomin Kitchener Schoolwhere educators can learn aboutoptions for inclusive classroom design.

LouiseBurridgehas been seconded from the Good Spirit School Division to support the assessment and use of assistive technology and to work in collaboration with Brenda Whittam-Neary in the areas of inclusive classroom design,self-regulation and metacognition. Louise started her career as an Occupational Therapist in health working in the areas of neurorehabilitation, orthopaedics, and community-based therapy with both adults and children. She has since spent the last 10 years working in schools as both an Occupational Therapist and Student Services Coordinator.

The process for accessingtheACCESS Project Consultants in the area of the Adaptive Dimension is under revision and will be communicated shortly.

Alternate Format Materials

Saskatoon Public School Division provides access to theMinistry of Education Alternate Format Librarywhich includekits, audiobooks, e-text, large print and Braille books.

There have been no changes in the process for accessingAlternate Format Materials.