Westmount Charter Elementary School works closely throughout the year with both Providence and RCSD (Regional Collaborative Service Delivery) to support students with Speech, Occupational Therapy and Mental Health services. These services are provided by a team of workers that come to our school and support your child in a safe and familiar environment.
How does your child receive services? At the beginning of the year, students in grades 1-4 are observed by the classroom teacher. Should the teacher see a need, or there has been a recommendation from prior years for services, your child’s name will be forwarded to our Student Services team who will then generate a formal referral. Input on these referrals is required by both teacher and parents and consent is required in order for your child to be seen by one of the contracted practioners. Our kindergarten students are screened for Vision, Hearing and Speech in the first few weeks of school. Referrals for these supports are generated from Providence. Support for OT (Occupational Therapy) and Mental Health can be made via the classroom teacher should they feel it is warranted for either fine motor, gross motor or self-regulation development.
Both Providence and RSCD provide support at the classroom level as well. Whole Body Listening, We Thinkers and How Does Your Engine Run Programs are all taught to our K – 2 student body.