Our software consists of an extensive database that guides IEP team members in the process of creating Individual Education Plans. From among the 2572 comments in the software, participants can make choices that match the student’s specific needs and foster their academic progress.
This tool is therefore ideal for those who are seeking a solutions-based approach and who see the IEP as an ongoing process of support for the student.
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 the IEP team 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.
The main purpose of this tool is to facilitate the creation and the application of the Individual Education Plan by offering functions that can simplify the process for teachers and for the non-teaching professionals who support them.
1. A tool for guiding education professionals
Our software provides comments that can apply to all student profiles, needs and abilities. It is based on diversification and graduation of objectives, means and procedures in order to help students of different ages and competency levels achieve success.
2. A powerful tool for collaboration
This software offers a tremendous opportunity for collaboration since it allows all members of the IEP team to have quick access to all of their students’ IEPs at any time (at school or at home). The administrator can determine access levels, thereby promoting continuous involvement of all IEP team members in the implementation of the action plan created for the student. Parents can also access the Individual Education Plan through the school portal.
3. An archiving function to promote coherence and continuity of educational activities
Our program offers the option of storing Individual Education Plans from one year to the next in the data base as PDF files. The same applies to other documents (student’s written assignments, other IEPs, report cards, other evaluations, etc.,…) that can also be attached to “an electronic support services file” in complete security.
This enables IEP team members to review what has been done from one year to another and to observe what has been most beneficial for the student. This function also enables an administrator to quickly access the history of services provided to a student, which can be helpful for meetings or for preparing documents for the Ministry ex. requests for derogations).
The data base also offers functions reserved exclusively for the school administrator, such as the option of generating various types of reports that provide an overview of the school’s practices, the quality of services it provides and the evolution of its clientele. The information provided will greatly facilitate the administrator’s decision making, especially with regard to the training needs of the team or to services that need to be prioritized or revamped.
Vanguard School has been working with the Université de Montréal to validate the content of the current data base and to develop a second version of the software aimed at another clientele who work with pervasive development delays.
Two versions are available to users: One version for organizations and a second for individual users on the WEB. Both versions have the same content and offer similar functions for developing Individual Education Plans. The version for organizations allows for more interaction among users.
Our software is compatible with all educational IT programs.