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Guidance Officer (GO)

 

Students who experience problems during school, including social, emotional or learning related, may be referred to the Guidance Officer.  Parents are always consulted before this and actions may include interviews, formal assessments, counselling, referrals to other agencies, advising teachers and parents.

A GO can provide:

  • assistance to student to access the curriculum due to the impact of disability or suspected disability
  • psycho-educational assessment to determine the nature of a student's learning disabilities, or developmental levels in order to make recommendations for educational adjustments and interventions
  • assistance in implementing recommendations made from health practitioners
  • access to early childhood development program or services
  • assistance resolving personal, social or emotional problems that are having a major impact upon their learning
  • resources and professional development to school staff, parents and the school community
  • support for families of students with disability.