Following a brain injury, the academic needs of students often change and schools may need to find different ways of supporting them.

The Education Act requires that all school boards provide special education programming for pupils with ‘exceptional’ status (meaning that they have out-of-the-ordinary educational needs).

Each board is required to establish an Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) whose role is to decide on whether a student is identified as ‘exceptional’ or not and if so to decide on appropriate resources for the student.

The Ministry of Education hosts a web page providing information on:

  • how a student is detrmined to be ‘exceptional’
  • how placement decisions are made
  • how decisions may be appealed when a parent does not agree with the IPRC’s decision.


Visit the Ministry of Education’s IPRC site here for more information.