Centre of Excellence for Speech & Language Development

Mandate and Vision


 

Centre of Excellence for Speech and Language Development Introduction Video
 
Mandate and Vision

The Centre of Excellence for Speech and Language Development is housed at the English Montreal School Board (EMSB), and is part of the Inclusive Education Service (IES), which is a provincial service designed to offer support and expertise to the English-speaking education community for the organization of programs and adapted teaching for students with special learning needs. The IES is funded and mandated by the Ministère de l'Éducation et Enseignement supérieur (MEES).

The CoE for SLD is a provincial service designed to offer support and expertise in the areas of Communication, Speech, Language, Literacy, and Social Communication skills, herein providing evidence-based practices to school-teams in order to enable students who present with speech and language difficulties the opportunity to reach their unique potential. 

 

Together, enabling students to reach their potential through the building of
effective communication skills. 

 

 
The mandate of the Centre of Excellence is to provide:
  • Support to Schools and School Boards across the province

  • Continuous Professional Development

  • Research and Development Activities

  • Contribution to the Development of Provincial Expertise

 

The objective of the Centre of Excellence for Speech and Language Development is:

Provide English School Boards throughout Quebec the benefit of our vast amount of knowledge, experience and expertise in the areas of Communication, Speech, Language, Literacy, Social Communication skills, providing school-teams evidence-based practices so to foster Language for Learning. This, with the aim of enabling students who present with speech and language difficulties the opportunity to live successes across social, functional and academic spheres of life, and thus reach their unique potential. Together with school- teams, we aim to inspire and enable students to achieve success and fulfillment as engaged thinkers and ethical citizens.