Youth Special Needs

Learning Difficulties Class (LD)

The Learning Difficulties Class (LD Class) is a self-contained (or closed) class within a regular school. It is designed in particular for students from Grade 1 to 6 with learning difficulties and/or mild intellectual handicaps. 

Classes are designed to provide a low teacher/student ratio with intensive academic support.  Generally via adapted programs and sometimes modified programs.

The decision to place a student in a self-contained class is only considered after numerous attempts have been unsuccessful to incorporate the student within the regular classroom.  Such a decision is made after appropriate consultation with the student's parents, teachers and professionals via a case-conference.

The objective of this program, as with all self-contained classrooms is to integrate the student into a regular classroom.