As a Centre of Excellence, staff at Demonstration Schools continuously develop programming based on the best and most current research on neuroplasticity, learning science, cutting edge evidence-based instructional practices and strategies to support students with severe learning disabilities. Our students learn to read, write, work with numbers, build confidence and learning skills and become skilled in the use of assistive technologies.
Using empirically validated strategies, we provide high intensity intervention that targets foundational reading and writing skills. Direct instruction is also provided at varying intensities in mathematics. In addition, we explicitly support the development of our student’s confidence and self-efficacy as well as skills for executive function, independence, and self-advocacy. Sufficient time and repetition is provided to our students so that they may establish and consolidate the skills that are taught.