*The RCSD partnerships across the province are being eliminated by the provincial government as of September 1, 2020.  As a result, the information on this page will no longer be valid.  The website is being maintained for one year to allow partners to continue to access the resources*

Low Incidence

Low-incidence refers to conditions that impact daily living and learning where the prevalence within the general population is rare.  In this website the term “Low Incidence” refers to services for children and youth who are blind/visually impaired or who are deaf/hard of hearing.  The services for these children and youth are consultative in nature with a primary goal to build capacity within school teams and families who provide supports for these children/youth.

Enhanced Low Incidence services include:

  • Consultant for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Consultant for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Educational Audiology

Low Incidence service providers will team with other service providers, teachers, parents and community and provincial partners as needed including:

  • Specialty Teachers (LST, LAT, SSF, IEF, LIFT, Inclusion Coach, Student Services Coordinator)
  • Core Rehabilitation Service Providers:
    • Speech Language Pathologists
    • Occupational Therapists
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Educational Assistants
  • Therapist Assistants
  • Complex Communication and Mobility Consultants (CCMC)
  • CNIB
  • Provincial Low Incidence Consultants

Please Note:
Services may vary according to staffing structure in a school or community.

*This website is a record of a constantly evolving partnership. It is as accurate as possible at any given time and will be regularly updated to reflect changing processes and information.  However, be advised that there may possibly be a lag updating the website with the most current information and processes.

*The RCSD partnerships across the province are being eliminated by the provincial government as of September 1, 2020.  As a result, the information on this page will no longer be valid.  The website is being maintained for one year to allow partners to continue to access the resources*