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Diagnostic Learning Centre

This program provides short-term observation, diagnosis and explicit individual instruction in reading, writing and word study, along with the development of teaching and learning strategies related to Language Arts, organization and independence. These strategies are then presented to each student’s school team for transfer to the classroom setting.

The target group of students is in grades three to six. The program is available to any student in the Winnipeg School Division who is referred by the home school and who meets the admission criteria.

DLC classes are housed at Ashland and Wellington Schools.

During the year there are four sessions of eight weeks each. Students attend either a morning or an afternoon session, spending the rest of the school day in their regular school classrooms.

Programming can be provided in either English or French. French Sessions are offered at Ashland School as needed.

Parents as partners

The Diagnostic Learning Centre:

  • provides individual instruction in reading, writing and word study, along with development of teaching and learning strategies related to Language Arts, organization and independence;
  • is available to any student in the Winnipeg School Division who is referred by the home school and meets the admission criteria.

​Students who benefit the most:  display ability to focus, accept redirection and have a positive attitude toward learning; function academically 1 to 3 years below placement in English or French Language Arts (reading and/or writing, as determined by school-based assessment); are in grades 3 to 6 and would benefit from an intensive eight-week session; demonstrate regular attendance within the last and current school year.

Follow-up Support:  share with the student’s home school dynamic and explicit modelling and feedback regarding the student’s learning needs and strengths and provide specific strategies based on practices for ongoing programming and success once the student returns to the home school.

Parental involvement:  attend an Intake meeting, support daily home reading, sign daily communication sheet, ensure regular attendance, and attend a Student Sharing meeting at the end of the session.

Transportation:  is provided by school bus for students who are residents of the home school’s catchment area. An adult must be available to supervise the student at pick up and drop off times.

Contact

For further information, please call
Diagnostic Learning Centre
204-453-5740 – Ashland site
204-774-3085 – Wellington site

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