Learning Support Services


Learning Support

Learning Support refers to specialized programs and services provided to students with an identified need. These include, as appropriate:

  • Differentiated instruction within and outside of a regular classroom
  • Individualized program Plans that are specific to the needs of each student
  • Behavior Supports
  • Small group or one-on-one instruction with professional and/or paraprofessional staff
  • partnering professional expertise in assessment and program planning
  • Counselling services
  • Opportunities to work with mentors
  • Teacher Assistants supporting student learning
  • Accommodations and modifications to the classroom environment or student's program

Setting the Direction

Setting the Direction is an important project to create a new framework to ensure Alberta students with special education needs get the supports they need to be successful. On June 11, 2010 Dave Hancock, then Minister of Education, Gene Zworzdesky, then Minister of Health and Wellness and Yvonne Fritz, then Minister of Children and Youth Services released the Alberta government's response to the Setting the Direction Framework and announced the next phase of work. Follow the link below to learn more:




Alberta Education Special Education Resources 

To view the Livingstone Range Learning Support Handbook, click here.