Type of client / Parents /

.: F.A.Q.

INTERVENTION, ADAPTED TO THE STUDENT'S NEEDS!

WHAT IS AN INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLAN?

The Individual Education Plan is a tool for facilitating planning and cooperation among resource people for the purpose of meeting the needs of children with handicaps or with severe learning disabilities.

More than a simple fill-in-the-blank form, this document is a practical tool that can be activated through regular application in the classroom. The student plays a key role in the implementation of the IEP by working toward the objectives using the suggested means that he/she is able to activate.

In this sense, we can say that the Individual Education Plan becomes a tool made for the student and by the student.

1.         Cadre de référence pour l’établissement des plans d’intervention, MELS, 2004.

WHAT ARE THE COMPONENTS OF THE ELECTRONIC INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLAN?

Our Individual Education Plan consists of an extensive database that guides the parents’ participation in the creation process. From among the 2572 comments in the software, parents can make choices that match their child’s specific needs and foster their academic progress.

This tool is ideal for parents who are looking for a solutions-based approach and who see the IEP as an ongoing process of support for their child.

WHICH CHILDREN CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS TOOL?

Our data base was made for children with specific learning differences or with significant learning disabilities.

It is thus recommended for children with language related disabilities that affect reading, writing or oral expression (dyslexia, dysorthographia, auditory processing disorder, dysphasia) or with difficulties in math (dyscalculia, non-verbal learning disability).

It also equips IEP team members to describe other important difficulties, such as attention deficit (with or without hyperactivity), executives functioning difficulties and certain affective issues (ex.: anxiety, low self-esteem…).

In summary, our data base addresses the majority of students who are not able to progress or to achieve the objectives of the Quebec Education Program.

CAN THE DATABASE PROVIDE A DIAGNOSTIC EVALUATION?

Our data base is not a tool that can be used to make professional diagnoses or evaluations. However, our program allows parents to use the data base to target means of intervention suitable for their child, approaches that have proven effective for students with learning differences or disabilities.

CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT VANGUARD SCHOOL?

Vanguard School specializes in educating children with severe learning disabilities and children with academic delays of more than 2 years. It provides services for all levels of elementary and high school.

Our teachers are trained in special needs education and in remediation, and they work in cooperation with speech and language therapists and psychologists. Our multidisciplinary teams strive to reconcile the needs of our students with the demands of the regular academic program set by the Ministry.


We have achieved remarkable results, as demonstrated by our Secondary IV and V students’ performance on Ministry exams.

Vanguard School has proven itself an organization that can help you support students with difficulties or with severe learning disabilities.

DO YOU OFFER SUPPORT FOR THOSE LEARNING TO USE THE SOFTWARE?

Short WEB clips have been created to facilitate use of the data base. These practical guides can be found on our current site as well as on YouTube.

More in depth training on the use of this tool is offered through our Centre of Expertise. Just click on the following tab to register. Click here.

Our Centre also offers training on the subject of students with learning disabilities. These sessions are delivered by our specialized staff. Click on this link to view the range of training opportunities offered by the Vanguard Centre of Expertise.

WILL MY INFORMATION REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL?

All of the information entered using our software remains secure. Your information is protected on our server and will never be viewed or used for other purposes or transferred to external parties.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO USE THE IEP SOFTWARE?

Access is free for parents who wish to have an Individual Education Plan for their child. A fee of 9.95$/month is applicable for parents who want to use this software regularly.  In this case, we invite you to share your experience of using this software by clicking on this link.