Ministry of Education
Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

Teaching Students with Severe Learning Disabilities

Every child can learn!  With the use of brain-based learning strategies, we can target skill deficits and rewire the brain.

Students diagnosed with severe learning disabilities require an intervention intensity that exceeds the regular school day. These students have developed inefficient neural pathways that hinder reading, writing and/or mathematical skills.

Use of a neuroplastic, high-intensity, evidence-based instructional approach supports the reconstruction of more efficient neural pathways. Ongoing monitoring of student progress data allows us to intervene as needed with additional supports that increase the regulatory functions of learning efficiency.