WMEMS Service model:

Student Services at Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary and Middle Schools uses a collaborative model, providing a continuum of supports for students to enable them to learn, achieve and thrive. Our in-school team consists of our classroom teachers, student services teacher, educational assistants, and administrators. In addition to this, WMEMS is also able to provide additional Clinical Support Services to meet additional needs of our student population. These are provided from the school divisions in which the school campus is located.

 

WMEMS has a diverse student population. Students with exceptional needs help make up our community. Our inclusive schools provide a learning environment that is accessible to all students as a place to learn, grow, be accepted and enjoy all the benefits of citizenship. We believe collaboration between home and school is imperative for setting goals that will ensure a child is successful socially, emotionally, and academically in our classrooms and school environment.

 

Websites:

www.anxietybc.com – Anxiety

www.helpguide.org – ADHD

www.aurorafamilytherapy.com – Counselling

www.childmind.org – Mental Health and Learning Disorders

www.livesinthebalance.org – Behaviour Strategies for home and school

www.allkindsofminds.org – Mel Levine – Learning Disabilities

www.self-reg.ca – Self regulation

www.autismmanitoba.com – Autism Spectrum Disorder

www.smd.mb.ca – Society for Manitobans with Disabilities

www.matc.ca – Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Center

 

Books:

  • Calm, Alert and Learning by Stuart Shanker
  • Freeing Your Child From Negative Thinking by Tamar Chansky
  • Hold onto Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld
  • All Kinds of Minds by Mel Levine
  • Please Explain Anxiety to Me by Laurie Zelinger
  • Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child by K. Mannasis
  • The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.
  • Hyperactivity: Why Won’t My Child Pay Attention? by Dr. Sam Goldstein and Dr. Michael Goldstein
  • The School Survival Guide Fby  R. Rapee Ph.D, S. Spence D., V. Cobham Ph.D. , A. Wignall M. Psych.
  • Seven Steps to Help Your Child Worry Less   by  S. Goldstein, Ph.D.  K. Hagar Ph.D.  and R. Brooks Ph.D.

 

Co-Teaching Opportunities (whole class)

  • Literacy centres, Guided Reading & Writing
  • Literature Circles
  • Math groups

 

Small group work

  • Numeracy and literacy groups for students who require intervention and support
  • Facilitate Handwriting Without Tears Program / Fine Motor Skills

 

One-to-One Support

  • EAL student intervention and programming
  • Reading Fluency Tutorials
  • Literacy & Math intervention
  • Facilitate Precision Reading Program

 

Individual Student Support Plans:

  • Individual Support Plans
  • Individual Education Plan for level II
  • Adaptation Plans for level I
  • English as Additional Language Support Plans
  • Behavior Intervention Plans

 

Social Emotional Support:

  • Second Step Program (school-wide)
  • GEMS (small group)
  • Girls & Boys club (small group)
  • Roots of Empathy (whole class)
  • Zones of Regulation (whole class)
  • Lunch social clubs (small groups) – social & emotional support
  • Lego club (small group)
  • Social Skills group (small group)
  • Emotional support – 1-1 – often at lunch