L. Remedial Services
1. Definition of Remediation
Remediation refers to particular instructional techniques that attempt to expose the learner once again to concepts and skills that were not adequately learned during previous teaching/learning experiences.
2. Considerations for Effective Remediation
a) Remediation services should be recognized as an identified need in the education of certain students. [Nov/27/08] [JC Feb/09] [2009 BGM]
b) Remediation should be recognized as being distinctly different from student support services. [Nov/27/08] [JC Feb/09] [2009 BGM]
c) Children requiring remediation should be recognized as Pathway 1 students who experience difficulties in learning which can usually be overcome by:
- a concentrated application of specific needs instruction, or
- ongoing supports and accommodations, or
- specific intervention, possibly for a short period of time, in a one/one or small group setting. [Nov/27/08] [JC Feb/09] [2009 BGM]
d) Remediation can occur in either a segregated or non-segregated environment depending on the prevailing circumstances of any particular class.
e) Diagnosis of student difficulties should be based on an informal approach consistent with ongoing classroom evaluation and followed by individual student assessment by the regular classroom teacher(s).
f) Remedial support should be determined by the assessed needs, interests, and abilities of the student.
g) Remedial support can be planned and delivered by both regular classroom and student support teachers, with the actual involvement of each teacher dependent on the requirements of the child. [Nov/27/08] [JC Feb/09] [2009 BGM]