Special Education

OTHS Special Education Dept

We offer:

• Monitoring of progress within the regular academic program
• Extra time on tests and quizzes
• Help with test writing strategies
• Academic support through remediation and re-teaching
• Learning Strategies Classes and Resource periods
• Help with transitions (to high school from Grade 8 and then onto post- secondary education )
• The Special Education Room (101) is equipped with computers, printers, and soft-ware programs that help with note-taking and organization
• Support for students’ subject teachers

We are:

Kim Talbot and Michele Brooks (Learning Support Teachers)

Emma Abbott (Student Success Teacher)
Andrew Ferguson and and Shannon Beach (Educational Assistants)

Peter Cantrell (Classroom teacher for DSP)

Erin Caldwell and Tanisha Elves (Educational Assistants for DSP)



OCDSB Programs:

Applications and inquiries regarding these programs must be directed to the school board. Entry into these programs is based on both the student’s specific needs and the availability of space in the program. An application for placement in the program is made by the student’s community school principal in collaboration with the in-school

Links of Interest


Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario

For Students

Studying Strategies

How much sleep do teens need?

Make the Cut College/Transition Program – This is a transition program designed to assist students with Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder make a successful transition from secondary school to a College or University.

Transition to Post-Secondary Resource Guide - for students with disabilities
A quick reference guide for students, parents, teachers and guidance counselors regarding disability services in Ontario colleges and universities.

For Parents

OCDSB Parent's Guide to IPRC - Identification Placement and Review Committee

Government of Ontario Spec. Ed site

Developing resilience in children with learning disabilities

The Parent Resource Centre of Ottawa

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