Student Needs

What it is

Student needs are deficits in specific skills that impede academic, physical, behavioural, and self help activities in daily living or social achievement. Student needs are determined by teachers and/or other professionals (sometimes through formal assessments) and in consultation with parents/guardians. Student needs can be effectively addressed through appropriate teaching strategies.

Teaching Strategies

While every student has unique learning needs, you will find in this section a collection of effective teaching strategies for a variety of common areas of need, including some common instructional, environmental and assessment strategies to act as a starting point for supporting the individual needs of students. You can also find additional information and resources for each area of need. An Individual Education Plan (IEP) does not have to be in place to determine student need nor to put teaching strategies into practice, so long as curriculum expectations are not altered significantly.

• We recommend assessment and tracking of teaching strategies to support student needs.
• See the Special Education Process section for more information.

Scroll down to see the full list of student needs addressed on this website:












Resources

Ontario Ministry of Education resource. Although not a strategy resource, Special Education Resource Teachers (SERTs) often use this document to complete various reports to support funding.

For Purchase

Strategies for various student needs.

219 specific student needs with strategies for each.