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Inclusive Education Perspective: Trust Your Spidey Sense and Get Involved Early.

Just like Spiderman, we all have a “spidey sense.” Your spidey sense is that intuitive feeling you get when you think something is not quite right with your child at school. We know that our child’s success in school is related to your level of engagement with school, therefore it is of utmost importance for parents and caregivers to get involved early.

Common reasons to get involved include:

  • Your child is complaining about being treated poorly or not wanting to go to school

  • You are concerned about your child’s progress

  • You are concerned about your child’s classroom placement

  • You see signs of changed behaviour(s) in your child.

If your spidey sense is going off for any of these reasons, we encourage you to reach out to your child’s teacher. The earlier, the better.

About Elaine Caswell

At Elaine’s core, she is a teacher. Throughout her diverse roles as a classroom teacher, school principal, guidance counselor, superintendent, Director of Education and Director of Children’s Services at the Ministry of Education, Elaine has taught, mentored, built strong relationships with families and facilitated individual, group and systemic change.

About Louise Burridge

Louise is an occupational therapist. As one of the first occupational therapists to work in Saskatchewan schools, Louise has worked with numerous families to foster growth and development, facilitate accessibility and support inclusive education. Louise has continued this work as a Student Services Coordinator, at the Ministry of Education, and Director of Professional Practice with the Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists. She now owns and operates OuTcomes Therapy in Regina.

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