What is a Case Conference?
Anytime a school team or parents/guardians wishes to discuss a student’s progress and/or programming, a Case Conference is scheduled to facilitate and capture that discussion. A Case Conference can occur at any time, and could include discussions around the student’s academic program, behavioral needs, social emotional regulation, etc.. Often, at a Case Conference, a student’s strengths and areas of need are discussed, as well as the development of an action plan to precisely meet the student’s needs.
Who Attends a Case Conference?
- parent(s) or guardian(s)
- student, when appropriate
- classroom teacher(s)
- subject teacher(s)
- Special Education Resource Teacher (SERT)
- guidance department representative (secondary schools)
- educational assistant;
- Board personnel (e.g., Special Education Coordinator, ABA team member, Mental Health and Wellness team member, Speech and Language Pathologist, etc.)
- outside agencies (e.g., CHEO SBRS, Developmental Services, etc.)
What Happens at a Case Conference?
- a continuation of the current programming;
- changes in current programming;
- recommendations to other services/supports;
- creation of an Individual Education Plan (IEP) including possible accommodations, modifications and/or alternative programming, or changes to an existing IEP