Learning Support

Learning support
such as Mild/Moderate Speech & Language Support for children age 3 1/2 on 
Sept 1 or PUF funding for children 3 and older (Which includes access to specialists in Speech Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and other services as needed) may be available to registered LCDS students who qualify for funding through Alberta Education.

The LCDS program is not a designated Special Education ECS Program and is only able to offer learning support where the LCDS program has sufficient resources available to support the needs of the prospective student.

LCDS is limited in the number of registration spots available to receive Learning Support. 2 PUF spots are reserved each year for children who require assistance with Speech and Language Development. One spot is held in the AM class and one spot is held in the PM class.

Registration priority for these placements are given to students currently enrolled in the LCDS program, their siblings and previous members; new applicants may submit their registration for review when open spots are available. Please contact the school directly if you think your child may require learning support.

Registration Requirements For Learning Support

If your child is not enrolled at LCDS, and you have concerns with your child’s speech, you may contact the Alberta Health Services Preschool Speech and Language Intake line at 780-408-8793.  Those children attending Kindergarten who are not enrolled at LCDS may contact their child’s school Speech-Language Pathologist or Principal to arrange an assessment.

Try the websites below for additional general information on communication development in children.