Tag: Identification Placement and Review Committee (IPRC)

New Educational Definition of Learning Disabilities

On January 2, 2015, a new educational definition of learning disabilities came into effect, as outlined in Policy/Program Memorandum No. 8 (PPM8). PPM8 describes the requirements that all Ontario school boards will use to identify and provide educational programming for students with learning disabilities.  PPM8 includes the ministry’s definition of a learning disability. View the […]

Frequently Asked Questions About the Identification of Students with Learning Disabilities

What is the difference between identification and diagnosis of a learning disability? PPM 8 describes the new criteria school boards will use in order to identify a student as being exceptional in the area of learning disability. Identification as an exceptional student in the area of learning disability occurs through the Identification, Placement, and Review […]

SEAC Information Booklet

The Members of the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) of the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) have put together this information handbook to assist the families and special needs students within the Board. SEAC is a committee of the Board that includes, trustees, Senior Special Education Staff and representatives of the Community Associations who […]

Understanding the IPRC process – A Parent Guide

This guide is intended to provide parents with an understanding of the Identification, Placement, and Review Committees (IPRC) process. Definitions are included to assist in explaining the main concepts involved. The guide also describes the steps that occur before, during and after the IPRC meeting. Finally, information is provided regarding parent support groups and provincial […]